Walk-in test site in Plumstead. This is NOT where the case was confirmed.
The first cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed over the weekend in Greenwich borough.
Council leader Danny Thorpe tweeted the news earlier today:
So. Step 1.
Test. Test. Test.
— Dan Thorpe (@DanLThorpe) December 6, 2021
Most confirmed cases now being reported follow a person becoming infected around a week ago, so further spread is likely.
Test centres can be found here. There are five in the borough:
- 02 North Greenwich – drive-through facility only
- University of Greenwich, Avery Hill Road, Eltham – on foot only
- Charlton Athletic Football Club, – mobile testing facility accessible by car
- Abery Street, Plumstead High Street – walk-through testing centre, on foot only
- De Vere Devonport House Car Park, Greenwich – walk-through testing centre, on foot only.
You can also book your booster here.
It’s key to test alongside booking and attending third booster jabs for those that have had their first two longer than three months in the past.
Greenwich is lagging someway behind the national average for vaccination, with only 62.5 per cent of people having had two jabs.
Nationally that figure is 81 per cent.
Information on pop up clinics can also be found here.
There are also programs to door knock in certain parts of the borough to offer help and assistance.