Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that COVID-19 ‘mutations of concern’ have been identified in both Liverpool and Bristol.
The Health Secretary said:
“In all these areas it is imperative that people must stay at home and only leave home where it is absolutely essential.
“When your local authority offers you a test you should take up the offer, because we know that one in three people with coronavirus have no symptoms but can still pass it on.
“We’re offering testing to everyone aged 16 and over, even if you have been vaccinated.
“And if you live in one of those areas but have not been contacted and you’re unsure if you should have a test, I encourage you to visit your local authority website to find out.”