The enhanced COVID variant testing exercise in the Pleck area commenced on Tuesday 16 February and has now successfully concluded.
Councillor Stephen Craddock, Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing said:
“I would like to thanks residents and businesses in the Pleck area for their cooperation. I am also grateful to faith leaders who have opened the doors of their places of worship to the local community as drop-off points for completed tests and easily accessible places where local people could pick up testing kits.
“My thanks also go to West Midlands Fire Service colleagues who turned out in numbers, as well as volunteers from whg and the Aaina Community Hub who also assisted. It really was a wonderful partnership and community effort.
“We don’t know if there will be a need to undertake further enhanced testing in the borough in the coming weeks and months. If there is a need, learning from the two enhanced testing exercises undertaken will be invaluable in informing our operations.
“One of the real highlights for me was the volunteers and the way they battled through rain, blizzards and arctic conditions!”
Public Health England has released updated data on variant cases but data for Walsall is not available.