Coronavirus: council plea for people to get tested as cases ride


Council health chiefs are making a plea for people to get a test if they live in one of the county’s ‘hotspot’ areas – even if they don’t have symptoms.
Despite everyone’s best efforts, the number of Covid cases in the county is starting to creep back up,  with the whole of Newcastle borough now classed as a hotspot.
People in the hotspot areas should book a test either at one of the rapid Covid community testing sites or through the national portal
In the Moorlands people in Werrington, Caverswall and Cheadle are urged to get tested without symptoms.

Dr Johnny McMahon, Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said:
“With cases on the rise as we head to the easing of restrictions over Christmas it is important that we get back on top of the situation In Staffordshire.
“By acting swiftly to test people without symptoms in these areas we can stop the spread and look forward to getting back to the things we all enjoy.
“So, it is a very simple plea I would like to make – if you live or work in a hotspot area please book a test immediately.”