Mass testing for critical and customer-facing staff
As many as one in three people who have COVID-19 don’t show any of the symptoms, yet they can still pass it on to their friends, family, loved ones and customers.
We now have rapid COVID-19 testing sites in the borough and we are encouraging staff in customer facing roles and critical workers to be tested regularly.
These tests are for people who are asymptomatic – that is they do not show any signs of having COVID-19.
These rapid tests (also known as lateral flow tests) can identify people who have it even if they don’t show the signs such as a high temperature, or a new and constant cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste. By identifying those infected we can help curb the spread of the virus.
The centres are at the following locations:
Tottenham Community Sports Centre, 701-703 High Road, N17 8AD
48 Station Road, Wood Green, N22 7TY
They are operational and 5 days a week and will be open as follows:
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm-7pm
Sunday and Monday: closed.
Please note: timings are subject to change and are being tailored to help meet demand. More information can be found on our COVID-19 testing in Haringey page.
Any essential or key workers can get a lateral flow test up to twice a week.
If you have symptoms you must book a test by calling NHS 119 or by booking online.
Despite the new national lockdown, you may still leave home to get a COVID-19 test, as well as for medical appointments and emergencies.
Getting tested helps protect our families, our friends, our communities and our customers.
COVID-19 early outbreak management action cards
COVID-19 early outbreak management information has been created to make sure that people who run businesses or organisations:
know how to recognise and report an incident of coronavirus (COVID-19)
are aware of measures local health protection teams may advise in order to contain it
This information is contained within ‘action cards’ that have been designed for specific situations where an outbreak could occur. This could be a restaurant or office, a construction site or a place of worship.
The action cards provide instructions to anyone responsible for a business or organisation on what to do in the event of one or more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your organisation.
These quick-reference guides provide key steps to help you quickly identify, report and respond to any potential COVID-19 outbreak within your local community. A COVID-19 outbreak is more than one confirmed case of COVID-19. Depending on the type of organisation, this may also include ‘possible’ cases of COVID-19.
They complement existing outbreak control guidance, and signpost to other useful information to help business owners and managers fully understand their responsibilities in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19.
To access more information, refer to the guidance below or search the titles on GOV.UK: