Covid 19 Testing – South African variant in Bramley

The Director of Public Health at Hampshire County Council has made us aware of a confirmed single case of the COVID-19 South African variant in Bramley. There is no link to any other cases or to travel.

Following government guidance, the county council, working with Public Health England, our local NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care, is now arranging a localised ‘surge testing’ programme in the area.

More details about the testing programme will be published on the county council’s website at, and from next week, residents will be able to use a postcode checker to identify whether they will be provided with a test.

All residents in the area will be asked to take a COVID-19 test to help the Department of Health and Social Care to better understand and prevent the spread of new variants.

We have been reassured that the risk of transmission from this particular case is considered to be very low, helped by the fact that national restrictions are in place with most people staying at home and adhering to the government guidance of ‘hands-face-space’.

There is no evidence that this particular variant causes more severe illness, or that the regulated vaccines do not protect against it.

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Below is the current postcode list from the County Council website. 

Am I affected?

Those living in the following postcode areas will be contacted by a representative of the County Council who will have formal identification regarding this additional test during week beginning 15 February

The test is free and you will never be asked for financial information.


RG26 5AA RG26 5AY RG26 5DA RG26 5GF RG26 5QG RG26 5UP RG26 5XD
RG26 5AB RG26 5AZ RG26 5DD RG26 5GG RG26 5QQ RG26 5UQ RG26 5XE
RG26 5AD RG26 5BB RG26 5DR RG26 5GH RG26 5QX RG26 5UR RG26 5XF
RG26 5AE RG26 5BF RG26 5DS RG26 5GL RG26 5QY RG26 5US RG26 5XG
RG26 5AF RG26 5BH RG26 5DT RG26 5GN RG26 5QZ RG26 5UT RG26 5XH
RG26 5AG RG26 5BL RG26 5DU RG26 5GP RG26 5SZ RG26 5UU RG26 5XJ
RG26 5AH RG26 5BN RG26 5DY RG26 5GQ RG26 5TE RG26 5UW RG26 5XL
RG26 5AJ RG26 5BP RG26 5DZ RG26 5GR RG26 5TG RG26 5UX RG26 5XN
RG26 5AN RG26 5BS RG26 5EQ RG26 5GU RG26 5UE RG26 5UY RG26 5XP
RG26 5AP RG26 5BT RG26 5FN RG26 5JD RG26 5UF RG26 5UZ RG26 5XQ
RG26 5AQ RG26 5BU RG26 5FW RG26 5JU RG26 5UG RG26 5WF  
RG26 5AR RG26 5BW RG26 5FY RG26 5NJ RG26 5UH RG26 5WG  
RG26 5AS RG26 5BX RG26 5FZ RG26 5NQ RG26 5UJ RG26 5WH  
RG26 5AU RG26 5BY RG26 5GA RG26 5NW RG26 5UL RG26 5WJ  
RG26 5AX RG26 5BZ RG26 5GB RG26 5QF RG26 5UN RG26 5XB