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7,000 tests delivered & collected in 5 days during Woking surge testing operation.

Today I had the honour of visiting the hundred or so Woking Borough Council workers along with Volunteers and agency who are in the process of carrying out approximately 9,000 surge tests in Knaphill, St Johns and Goldsworth Park.

The two testing centres at The Vyne Community Centre and Dianthus Building in Goldsworth Park have delivered and collected over 7,000 tests since Monday with the help of data capturing controlled by WBC, Surrey Police and REACT (ex-military disaster management charity), a truly amazing result.

The feedback from volunteers has been extremely positive in the community where they have been welcomed and over 80% who were visited have had carried out the tests.

The operational and organisational side of the task has been first class and seeing it all first hand certainly gave me confidence that we are in the good hands of the wonderful staff and volunteers. On Behalf of Woking Borough and the people of Surrey I thank you so much for your support and hard work for which we are so grateful.

I had the pleasure of visiting both Hubs and was able to help distribute generous donations of fruit from Boz's Fruit and Veg and fantastic cakes baked by Adam’s Chef at Bacaro Café -both companies are based in Woking.

A huge thanks also goes out to 'Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum' (LRF), for their daily and evolving challenges during every hour of this latest development. We are proud of you all for what have done and continue to do.


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