More areas of Lichfield and Burntwood have been identified as COVID-19 infection hotspots.
Staffordshire County Council has released a weekly list of areas across the region where rates cases are “very high”.
- Chase Terrace
Community testing facilities for people who do not have symptoms are available at Burntwood Leisure Centre and Lichfield City FC.
Cllr Johnny McMahon, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing, said it was important people sought tests if they need to leave home for work or live in a hotspot area.
“Everyone should be staying at home wherever possible. However, there are some people who cannot work from home and some people who are making essential visits.
“Many of these permitted visits are to carry out vital caring responsibilities or fetching essential shopping and medical supplies – often to the most vulnerable people. For these people we are strongly urging to get tested regularly.
“Getting a test is quick, simple, free and now seven days a week.”Cllr Johnny McMahon, Staffordshire County Council
Tests can be booked for people without COVID-19 symptoms via the online portal.
Cllr McMahon said people should now be considering regular testing to help tackle the spread of coronavirus.
“Making a test part of your weekly routine may well protect the people you interact with on a day-to-day basis and the wider community at large.
“One in three people do not display any symptoms – getting tested regularly will give you the peace of mind that you are not unwittingly spreading the virus to people at the most risk.”Cllr Johnny McMahon, Staffordshire County Council