COVID-19: Town’s rapid coronavirus testing centres close as snow sweeps across parts of England
All three rapid COVID testing centres in Luton have been shut because of snow in the area, the council has said, while other parts of England have also woken up to snowfall.
Confirming the decision on Twitter, the council said it would be closing the centres “for the safety of the public and our staff”.
But social media users have complained of a lack of snow, with some branding the council’s move “utterly embarrassing”.
“Just been to the shop….more ‘snow’ in a snow globe!!!” wrote one Twitter user, while others said closing the testing sites was a “bizarre decision”.
Luton had a rate of new COVID cases in the seven days to 11 January of 808.3, according to Public Health England data. That was down from 961.7 on the previous week.