Everyone in the UK with coronavirus symptoms now eligible for a test

Nurse, doctor or lab worker approaches car with swab to administer COVID-19 test during coronavirus pandemic

The government has today announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service.

The expansion in testing eligibility comes after all 4 UK Chief Medical Officers confirmed that anosmia has been added as a symptom of COVID-19. Anosmia is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell, and it can also affect your sense of taste.

This means people should self-isolate immediately if they have:

a new, continuous cough
a high temperature, or
a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste

All members of their household must also self-isolate according to current guidelines, unless the symptomatic individual receives a negative test result.

Request a test here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus/

 

 

 

 

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