Cumbria County Council is working with NHS Test and Trace to test Cumbrian residents aged 12-30 for Covid-19.
COVID-19 infections are rising rapidly in Cumbria. Public Health England's proactive sequencing work, has shown that the new Delta variant of the virus is driving the increase.
Every person living in Cumbria between the ages of 12 and 30 is now strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 test, even if they are not showing symptoms.
Infections are rising fastest among this age group.
Tests will be conducted using PCR test kits, not the rapid result Lateral Flow Device tests that are used for regular weekly testing.
If a person tests positive, has any symptoms, or are contact traced following contact with someone who tests positive, they should self-isolate immediately.
There is currently no evidence that the Delta variant causes more severe illness. People should continue to follow national guidance and remember 'hands, face, space, fresh air'.
The more cases of the variant we find, the better chance we have at suppressing it. Please help to keep your community safe by getting tested so we can find the variant and protect you and your loved ones.
Test site locations:
Carlisle Cecil Street LTS
Penrith Sandgate Car Park LTS
West Cumbria Allerdale House LTS
Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall LTS
Copeland Castle Meadows LTS
Kendal County Hall LTS
Government and Local Authority Advice & Guidance: Covid-19
Please follow the links below, for the latest local and National guidance on Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Covid-19 Key Information
(Academic Year 2020-2021)
Risk Assessments & Other Key Information
(Academic Year 2019-2020)