Asymptomatic test sites in Kent

Targeted asymptomatic testing launches in Kent on Friday, with the first sites in Swale and Thanet to be followed by a rolling programme across the county to try to reduce the rates of Covid-19. These sites are in addition to the DHSC run regional and local test sites for people who have symptoms. The asymptomatic…

Health visitors and children’s centres receive joint breastfeeding award

Health visitors and staff from children’s centres across Kent are celebrating following their full accreditation as baby friendly services. The United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) award is for the breastfeeding support and advice provided by the health visiting service, which is commissioned by Kent County Council (KCC) and run by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation…

Asymptomatic testing update statement

KCC Director of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark said: “We continue to work hard on planning the asymptomatic testing programme for Kent and welcome the government’s commitment to support us, along with the publication of their community testing prospectus. The military have agreed to help with the logistical planning of this ‘lateral flow testing’ which is…