London news Richmond's council leader says government needs to 'sort out' Covid testing Uk news
MetiNews.Com - It comes after residents said they were offered tests as far away as Aberdeen
Breaking News ! Sign up to FREE email alerts from MyLondon - MyWestLondon NewsSubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid EmailThe government needs to “sort out” the coronavirus testing programme to ensure that residents can easily access a test, and not have to travel hundreds of miles, says the leader of Richmond Council. Cllr Gareth Roberts today spoke out about the difficulties getting tested in the borough, despite it being home to a drive-in testing centre at Twickenham Stadium (which is closing at the end of September) and a mobile testing centre. He said: "We know there have been some challenges with regards to people getting a test.
. I know one resident was offered a test in Aberdeen! For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. "This whole thing has led to a lot of concern in the community and risks undoing all the hard work that we’ve done to engage local people and encourage them to follow the rules and if they show symptoms, self-isolate and get a test. "We are working hard to try and find additional testing sites in the borough, but the government moves so slowly. If we stand any chance of ridding this country of coronavirus, the government needs to step up. They promised us a ‘world-beating’ testing regime, whereas what we’ve been given would struggle to progress beyond the regional heats.” Yesterday (September 17) we reported how a number of residents in South West London had struggled to access a test, with some even being advised to say they lived in Scotland to secure a test at Twickenham Stadium.
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