The Government has announced a new £500 million funding package to help expand coronavirus testing capability.

As part of this initiative, trials of a new rapid coronavirus test will be expanded in Southampton. This aims to test the application of mobile coronavirus testing in different settings including schools. More than 2,000 pupils and staff in the city will be offered these new tests.

New testing technologies are really important innovations which will help us keep coronavirus at bay in the weeks and months ahead. It is really good news that Southampton remains at the forefront of new testing methods and treatments which will help protect us all.