On this page we will post policies and procedures related to the current pandemic.
The guidance is clear that an individual should only seek a test if they have one or more of the main COVID symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to sense of smell or taste (or as directed to by a medical professional, at the request of a local council or as part of the government pilot project).
The guidance is also clear that if an individual has one or more of those symptoms then they must isolate (stay at home and don’t have any visitors) and get a test as soon as possible.
The NHS has provided explanations for each of the main symptoms, which can be found via this link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/.