Coronavirus Testing Information

 

The government has created a self-referral portal to ensure that eligible essential workers will be able to access testing for Coronavirus.

They are establishing a nation-wide network of drive-through regional testing sites, which eligible essential workers are able to use and are also in the process of rolling out a limited number of home test deliveries.

All essential workers will be able to register and book a test for themselves and/or their household member(s) if they have coronavirus-like symptoms. Personal care assistants (PAs, Support Workers, etc.) are deemed essential workers, and therefore are able to access tests via the self-referral portal.

 

What is the Self-Referral Portal?

The self referral portal allows essential workers who are self-isolating either because they or member(s) of their household have coronavirus-like symptoms, to register to be tested.

It is a secure portal for essential workers to register their details and book a coronavirus test. There are two ways to get a test:

1) Regional testing site

2) Home delivery

Initially, numbers will be limited for the home delivery route. This will increase over the next few weeks.

 

How do I Access the Portal?

You can find out more about testing for Coronavirus and get access to the self-referral portal here: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested

 

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