Coronavirus testing for key workers in Cheshire
From today (Friday, April 24th 2020) all key workers or members of their household who are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms can book a Covid-19 test for themselves here: https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/
In the North West, this national commitment - announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care yesterday - provides access to regional testing centres at Manchester Airport, Haydock and Preston College.
Testing at local satellite sites - currently the Countess of Chester Hospital and Leighton Hospital - is still available, however not via the national testing programme.
Key workers and their families can access testing at one of the local Cheshire sites by contacting email@example.com
To be eligible for testing, you must be:
- In the first five days of COVID-19 symptoms or
- Self-isolating because an adult or child in your household is in first five days of Covid-19 symptoms
Anyone who attempts to turn up at a testing facility that has not followed the correct booking procedure or fits the eligibility criteria will be turned away, with no exceptions.
More detailed information on the types of workers who are now eligible for testing can be found here: www.gov.uk/coronavirus-get-tested