Lateral flow tests are still being offered at mobile centres. Picture: Ian Burt

Three mobile sites which opened last week in King’s Lynn and Hunstanton for symptom-free rapid Covid testing will remain for another week.

The Fairstead Community Centre, St James Swimming Pool in Lynn and the Oasis Leisure Centre at Hunstanton, will be open from Monday to Friday for lateral flow tests, giving results in 30 minutes.

People in North Lynn are urged to use the St James pool centre and for those living in Gaywood Chase, Gaywood North Bank and Old Gaywood, the Fairstead centre is the suggested site.

One in every three people who has coronavirus may show no symptoms. Lateral flow is a quick way to identify cases, ensuring those who need to self-isolate, do so.

Stuart Dark, borough council cabinet member for environmental services and public protection, said: “Numbers of cases in our area continue to decrease, but we must not be complacent.  

“I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to have a test, if they live or work in one of the above areas, and to have the test repeated at least once a week.  Anyone of us could have the virus and could be spreading it unknowingly because we do not have any symptoms.  

“It is important that we all do our bit to help protect ourselves, protect others and protect West Norfolk.” 

Anyone testing positive for the virus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, as well as their close contacts, asking them to stay at home for 10 days. They will be advised to also book a test if they develop symptoms.

Rapid result testing is being rolled out across Norfolk in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health Norfolk and district councils.

To find out if there is testing available in your area and to book an appointment, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/rapidtesting to access a Norfolk County Council web page where you can search and book a test.