POLITICS
10/11/2020 16:47 GMT

These Are The 67 New Areas Where You Can Get Rapid Covid Tests

It is hoped the lateral flow tests can help identify those who unknowingly have the virus.

Boris Johnson on Monday announced plans to send 67 more local areas 10,000 rapid coronavirus tests each.

The rapid flow tests are designed to turn around results potentially within an hour without the need for a laboratory.

The government wants it to boost the testing of potential asymptomatic carriers of the disease and then isolate those who are positive in order to drive down infection rates.

The prime minister also hopes it can help critical industries, key workers and institutions to continue functioning.

On Tuesday, the full list of the 67 areas where rapid Covid tests will be made available to local public health directors was published. It is not yet known where or how the tests would be administered – that is up to public health teams to decide.

Johnson hopes a successful pilot in the areas could see a wider rollout.

Liverpool, Stoke and Lancashire have already been provided with lateral flow tests and they will now be made available in 67 more areas, which are:

Barking and Dagenham

Bexley

Birmingham

Blackburn and Darwen

Blackpool

Bolton

Brent

Bristol

Bury

Calderdale

Camden

City of London

County Durham

Coventry

Darlington

Doncaster

Dudley

East Riding of Yorkshire

Enfield

Essex

Gateshead

Greenwich

Hackney

Halton

Hammersmith and Fulham

Hartlepool

Hertfordshire

Kingston upon Hull

Islington

Kensington and Chelsea

Kingston upon Thames

Knowsley

Lambeth

Lewisham

Luton

Manchester

Middlesborough

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newham

North Tyneside

Northumberland

Nottingham City

Nottinghamshire

Oldham

Redbridge

Redcar and Cleveland

Richmond upon Thames

Rochdale

Salford

Sefton

South Tyneside

Southwark

St Helen’s

Staffordshire

Stockport

Stockton-on-Tees

Sunderland

Tameside

Tower Hamlets

Trafford

Wakefield

Waltham Forest

Wandsworth

Warrington

Wigan

Wirral

Wolverhampton