Details of extra surge testing to try and clamp down on the spread of the South African variant of Covid in Southport have been revealed. Further testing will be starting in town centre areas of the Cambridge and Dukes wards, where the council was notified of a second, apparently unrelated historic case. Door-to-door delivery and collection of home testing kits will start being rolled out across the Cambridge and Dukes areas from Thursday February Teams visiting addresses within the target areas will deliver home testing and, where possible, will wait while people test themselves. Anyone calling with one of these tests will carry clear identification. I am confident that people in the two new wards identified will work with us just as positively.
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Large queues have formed outside a coronavirus testing centre after the new South African variant of Covid was found in Southport. People waited outside the Splashworld centre for tests this morning, amid news a surge testing will soon take place to try and get the variant under control. Residents in the PR9 postcode and the other areas where the South African variant has been discovered have been urged to be "extremely vigilant" and to follow the restrictions "to the letter". People living in the PR9 postcode are being urged to get tested as soon as possible , with door to door testing taking place. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. Sefton Council said there is nothing to suggest that vaccines which are being rolled out won't work against the variant, but there's concerns this mutation could be more transmissible, meaning it could spread easier and quicker. The local authority also said mobile testing units are available for those who would like a test.
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Southport is a large seaside town in Merseyside , England. At the census , it had a population of 90,, making it the eleventh most populous settlement in North West England. Southport lies on the Irish Sea coast and is fringed to the north by the Ribble estuary.
It will trigger major changes and is expected to lead to tens of millions of pounds being put into Southport by private enterprises. As well as the ambitious plans to create the events centre, the town deal will also see the construction of an water and light show to animate the Marine Lake; public realm improvements between Southport Train Station and the Marine Lake; and the creation of new business incubator and co-working spaces for hundreds of people in Southport town centre. The town board was established in and continued working through the pandemic to create a master plan and business case outlining the the way Southport can develop and flourish by