The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney is offering local coronavirus tests to key workers* such as teachers or food industry staff, to help them remain in work and continue to support their communities. This also applies to members of their household who may have coronavirus symptoms causing the key worker to self-isolate.
Testing will take place at three locations in Norfolk and Waveney:
Charities and organisations who have staff on the front-line help keep Norfolk communities safe can now access a new supply system should their PPE supplies run critically short.
Over the last few weeks, Norfolk Resilience Forum (NRF) has been working hard to try and support the provision of PPE for those that need it to deliver key services.
GP practices across Norfolk and Waveney are continuing to transform how they work and care for patients.
Work to roll out new digital technology has been in progress for many months and has accelerated in recent weeks to help prepare and respond to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Staff at NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are swapping their usual roles to support frontline clinical services.
Normally, the CCG’s work includes things like negotiating contracts, developing new services with hospitals or other NHS Trusts, and keeping local NHS finances under review. Many staff are nurses, doctors, or pharmacists who help make sure NHS services are working properly, ensuring the population is provided with appropriate medicines or putting in place packages of continuing health care for hundreds of local people.