Following the various discussions we've been having locally about how we best tackle the worrying increase in COVID-19 cases we have seen in Corby of late, it is very welcome that a Lateral Flow Testing Centre has opened in Corby at Lodge Park Sports Centre. This is rapid testing used for people who don't have COVID-19 symptoms - and I understand it is exactly the same as that used to keep our amazing frontline health and social care staff safe. Please see https://www.corby.gov.uk/lateral-flow-device-testing-launches-northampt… for more information and to book an appointment.
This is one important step to help tackle the worrying spread of the virus we have seen locally of late and is a tried and tested approach that really helped to drive down infections in Liverpool for example, earlier in the pandemic.
A huge 'thank you' to the team who have worked so hard to get this facility in place ASAP and I would encourage those who have concerns that they might be infected to make use of it. And of course, as soon as I have further updates, I will be sure to share them here.