15 Jun 2021
Find out if the Indian variant is in your area. Use postcode lookup before you travel
As the UK government eases the lockdown restrictions, many are worried about the new Indian variant and how it will affect the relaxation of the rules. The Indian mutation of the Corona virus was first located in India in October 2020, and has since then spread to a number of countries including the UK.
Also known as B.1.617.2 or Delta, the the Indian variant is a more powerful mutation than the Kent variant as it spreads more quickly. Across the UK, there are now around 42,323 cases of the variant detected. This virus was responsible for the surge in cases over the winter in the UK.
A new interactive map created by the Sanger Institute, which was funded by The Department for Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund and Wellcome, shows the locations where the Indian variant is.
The areas below have been identified where the Indian variant is:
Use the map to find out if the virus is in your area, or where you wish to travel. Our postcode lookup tool can help you find the full address of your destination.