A single case of the variant was found in Ruislip.
The person completed a period of self-quarantine and all contacts were followed according to health authorities.
Anyone over the age of 16 living in the HA4 area of Ruislip in Hillingdon should undergo a Covid PCR test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.
Enhanced contact tracing is currently taking place throughout the area.
The government is using surge testing measures after some cases of mutations of concern with Covid variants have been detected in the United Kingdom.
These measures are used for the following purposes:
- Monitor and control the spread of coronavirus
- Better understand new variants. O
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