Covid-19 Surge Testing in Reading and new Discretionary Isolation Support Payments

With the wide spread of the extra transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 certain areas of Reading are asked to take part in "SURGE TESTING". Every resident in the postcode areas RG1 3**, RG1 5**, RG1 6**, RG1 7** is asked to attend one of several centres to take a PCR test for Covid-19 (if they have no symptoms) or order a test for home use (applicable whether or not one has symptoms). This should take place over 2 weeks starting from Monday 7th June. For details of how to do this please see this web page .

At the same time Reading has introduced additional discretionary isolation support grants for those on low incomes who have to stay at home, cannot work from home and would thereby lose income. Also for buisinesses not covered by other existing schemes. For details, see the file attachment below.


Discretionary Covid-19 income loss grants for business and individuals (see page 70 for individual grants) (PDF)1.36 MB