Coronavirus Testing 29/04/2020

We wanted to make certain you are aware of the increased capacity that has just been announced by the UK Government to test for COVID-19.

Members, potentially including you or your staff,  can now get tested for free for COVID-19 if you are in any of the following categories:

  • All those working on the frontline in health and social care (with or without symptoms)
  • Patients in the NHS and residents in care homes (with or without symptoms)
  • All other essential workers with symptoms
  • Anyone over 65 with symptoms
  • Anyone who goes into work because they cannot work from home (for example, construction workers) and has symptoms
  • Anyone who has symptoms and lives with someone who meets any of the above criteria
  • You can either arrange a test yourself, a drive-through one, a home one, or arrange one through your employer. Testing is a critical part of our nation's response to COVID-19 and you should make yourself and your loved ones aware of these opportunities to get tested.

More information including how to book tests can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested