COVID-19 cases in North Somerset up by 10%, as council pledges to increase rapid testing in the community

While cases in Bristol and South Gloucestershire have fallen, COVID-19 cases in North Somerset are up by 10%, with a total of 880 cases recorded.
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COVID-19 cases in North Somerset are up by 10%, with a total of 880 cases recorded in the 7 days leading up to the 13th January.

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The rise in cases comes as North Somerset Council begins its rollout of community testing.

The council say that from Monday 18th January:

Anyone living or working in North Somerset will be able to have a test with critical workers and volunteers in roles which bring them into contact with the community being targeted with the offer of weekly slots.
— North Somerset Council

The first testing site will launch be at at Somerset Hall, Portishead, and will be open seven days a week from pre-booked appointments.

To find out more about who is eligible and to book a slot, you can view the council's press release.

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