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69 Squadron Queen’s Gurkha Engineers – fight against COVID-19

15th January 2021

The fight against COVID-19 goes on

As the threat from Covid-19 continues and the country is in the third lockdown, Kent Resilience Forum partners are working hard to stem the growth of the disease. Working alongside them are members of the Brigade of Gurkhas.

Kent Resilience Forum working hard to stem growth of COVID-19

COVID-19 testing across Kent is being supported by 69 Squadron Queen’s Gurkha Engineers and 20 Squadron The Corps of Royal Engineers as part of the Kent Resilience Unit in support of Kent County Council’s testing strategy.

The aim is to reduce transmission rates across Kent through the use of lateral flow tests and asymptomatic testing.

Kent County Council Website

Kent Together

People attending this testing will undergo a lateral flow swab test and will receive their result within a couple of hours of attending the test.

A 24 -hour helpline is available to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication. The helpline – called Kent Together – provides a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the county who is in urgent need of help.

It is a collaboration between KCC, central Government, District, Borough, and local councils, the voluntary and community sector, the NHS, emergency services, and other partners to ensure help is at hand for vulnerable people. It is also the place to report your concerns about the welfare of someone else.

If you are vulnerable and have an urgent need that cannot be met through existing support networks, you can contact the Kent Together helpline on the link below or by calling 03000 419292.

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