Door to door delivery: RAF helps distribute tests in Birmingham
Around 100 military personnel have started work with Birmingham City Council to support its “Drop and Collect” Testing initiative.
Members of the RAF Music services and 51 Squadron RAF Regiment have been deployed to help deliver Covid-19 tests to households across Birmingham. This is part of the Armed Forces’ work to support to civil authorities in the UK.
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Birmingham City Council’s initiative is designed to offer local people an easier way to get tested for coronavirus, offering a free self-test kit brought direct to the door.
Teams will be visiting households across the city to deliver self-testing kits, even for those without symptoms. Completed kits are collected the same day and returned for analysis.
RAF personnel are working side by side with volunteers from local public services - including the Council and the NHS - to help increase access to tests in the area.
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