Was there ever an even better reason to stay safe and vigilant in ‘Your Waverley?’
The recent outbreak of the more infectious South African COVID variant just down the road in Woking – should serve as a timely warning to us all.
COVID variant identified in Woking leads to surge testing launch.
Surrey Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) is working with Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care to carry out a localised ‘surge testing’ programme in the Goldsworth Park and St Johns areas of Woking.
Just a very short distance from Waverley, particularly Godalming, Farnham and Haslemere and the villages on the Waterloo railway line?
This follows notification that a specific variant of COVID-19 has been identified from two, and now three, positive tests in the area, in residents who have no links to travel or previous variant cases. The variant is known as the SARS-CoV-2 variant (also known as VOC-202012/02) which originated in South Africa.
Further details can be found in the surge testing statement on Surrey County Council’s website.
It says on Waverley’s COVID WEBSITE. It is important that all residents of Surrey remain vigilent (SIC) and follow the hands, face, space guidance.