A small number of South Africa variant cases of COVID-19 have been found in the Diss area. We are doing additional testing in the Diss and Roydon area to see if the variant is more widely spread in the community. This is also known as ‘surge testing’. The more cases of the variant we find, the better chance we have of containing it.
Norfolk County Council and South Norfolk District Council are working with NHS Test and Trace to offer a COVID-19 test to all residents in the area.
From 19 February if you are aged 16 or over and live or work in the parishes of Diss or Roydon we strongly encourage you to get tested, whether you have symptoms of COVID-19 or not.
You should not take the test if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, please do not go out to get tested. Someone will drop off a test at your door.
Getting a test
You can get a test in these ways:
Go to a local Mobile Testing Unit
You can book a Mobile Testing Unit test for the next day from 8pm the evening before. Only choose one of the locations below.
Book your test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.
If you don’t have COVID symptoms click ‘yes’ when asked ‘is the person who needs a test part of a trial or government project?’ and then select ‘taking part in community testing’
If you do have COVID symptoms follow the instructions on the website and choose one of the Mobile Testing Units below and drive to the testing centre if you can. If you can’t arrive by car, please call 01508 533 933 and we will drop off a test off at your home.
You must choose from these locations:
- Diss Youth and Community Centre, 19 February – 23 February, 9am – 3pm
- Roydon Community Centre, 19 February – 28 February, 10am – 4pm
- Diss Leisure Centre, 19 February – 4 March, 9am-3pm
The Mobile Testing Units are drive and walk through testing sites. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian and the test has to be done by that guardian.
Children aged 12–17 must be accompanied by a guardian and do the test themselves.
Children under 12 do not need to wear a face mask.
Home testing kits
You can no longer collect home test kits from pick up points.
From 25 February, you can drop kits off at Diss Leisure Centre between 8am and 6pm daily.
Please do not return testing kits in the post box.
Door to door testing
If you cannot get to a Mobile Testing Unit we can drop a test to your door. Call 01508 533 933 to arrange a test drop off.
Our officers will have a high visibility uniform with a very visible logo and visible identification. No one will ask you for any payment of any kind or any bank details. If you are in any doubt, please ask them for identification or call 01508 533 933.
Get help with home tests
Call 01508 533 933 to arrange for us to visit and help you to take a home test.