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Date Posted: 30/04/2020


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COVID 19 TESTS

29.04.20 PM updates Source REC

  • Coronavirus tests will be made available to all essential workers in England and members of their households who are showing symptoms of coronavirus, the government has announced. 

    From tomorrow, workers will be able to book a test for themselves or members of their household who are experiencing symptoms – a high temperature or new continuous cough.

    While there is no definite list of workers that are included in the essential worker category, the government has highlighted the following as eligible:
    • NHS and care staff
    • teachers
    • hospital cleaners
    • public servants
    • the emergency services
    • supermarket staff
    • delivery drivers 
    • critical infrastructure staff 
  • MAS staff should go to book the test direct if they meet the relevant criteria.  You will need to enter some contact details and can select a home kit or a testing station visit.  It is best to do this in the morning as the number of available tests each day can get booked up.  You will then be sent a text message for further details from the gov.uk service.

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