Door-to-door Covid testing to be carried out parts of Corby

A new pilot scheme will see door-to-door testing carried out in part of the town Credit: ITV News Anglia

Door-to door coronavirus testing will take place this weekend in parts of Corby.Each household in Beanfield will be offered testing kits in a bid to reduce case and transmission rates prior to further easing of restrictions.  Public health officials say Beanfield has been chosen for the pilot as it is an area with high rates of cases, yet low rates of testing.

Both lateral flow and PCR tests will be offered Credit: PA

Organised by the Public Health team at North Northamptonshire Council, trained volunteers will be knocking on all household doors between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th April to talk to residents about coronavirus and offer FREE testingoptions, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.  Households will be offered either PCR test kits or Rapid Lateral Flow Test kits.

All volunteers will carry ID and wear PPE and high visibility jackets. They will drop test kits off as they call door-to-door to each household and return later to collect the completed PCR test kits. The LFT kits will not need collection as test processing happens within the home.