Cheshire East “Swap Squad” pilots quick test tips in supermarkets

Cheshire East Council’s “Swap Squad” operates a new rapid testing service in metropolitan areas.

The “Swap Squad” is a group aimed at supporting residents and local businesses with the Govt-19 test.

A new mobile pop-up service will be set up this month at various supermarkets in Greve and Nantwich to provide a walk-in collection service for home symptom testing tools that are quick to spot.

Operates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and residents will be on the team to answer any questions about the kits before they are taken home.

Dr. Matt Tyrer, Director of Public Health at Cheshire East Council, said: “This is the latest in a series of tests that we are conducting to help increase access to these quick tests and to ensure that we are targeting our resources to those places. Ideal for case residents.

“We feel that home testing plays an important role as part of our broader testing program.

“We believe that home testing provides a convenient and easily accessible solution for many, while our support service at our testing sites provides a simple and streamlined process that produces high quality results for reporting and monitoring purposes.

“Our swap force will lend a hand in mobile units that provide advice and information about our testing program, including: where you can get a test, how to perform the tests, how often and what to do next.

“If the pilot is successful, we will look to increase the serviceability of the site, see new locations and increase the number of our mobile vans.”

For regular news and updates about this new service and other local testing features, residents can follow the swap team on their Twitter page CEC_SwabSquad.

For full details of the Board’s testing facilities for asymptomatic and symptomatic testing attendance Their website is here.

Sophia Harrison

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I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

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