From the 1 March 2021, The Harlequin theatre in Redhill will be used as part of the targeted testing initiative which will only test people without symptoms.
Organisers hope that the program will protect those who cannot work from home during the current national lockdown. Free lateral flow tests will be used at the centre, which show results within an hour. Crucially this means local residents will only have to isolate if their test comes back as positive.
With one in three people with coronavirus thought to show no symptoms, the hope is the broadening of testing will find positive cases more quickly and break the chain of transmissions.