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Testing units to be reduced in Needham Market

The number of mobile units will be reduced

The number of mobile testing units deployed in response to the Indian variant of Covid-19 in Needham Market is to be reduced.

Testing will continue at the site of the former Mid Suffolk District Council offices, off Hurstlea Road, until Saturday 29th May but it has now been decided that the number of Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) deployed will move from two to one from tomorrow, Wednesday 26th May.

Two were in operation at Needham Market today, Monday 24th May, with a total of 527 tests being carried out.

500 people were tested on Sunday with around 800 tests completed on Saturday.

Stuart Keeble, Director of Public Health at Suffolk County Council, said: “The response from the Needham Market community continues to be excellent and we are very grateful.

“I would remind people that they do not need to book an appointment at the Needham Market mobile testing unit for your PCR test, you can just turn up. This will be helpful for people who are unable to book online, or who work in the town during the week.

“I would urge anyone that is local to, or works in Needham Market, to please visit the site this week for a PCR test and help us establish if the virus is spreading.

“No vaccine is 100% effective though so even if you have received one or both vaccines please get a PCR test.”

“I also continue to ask everyone in Suffolk to follow national guidance: hands, face, space, open windows at home if you have visitors, and go for your first or second vaccination appointment when it is offered to you.”

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