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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) SPECIAL Update 28th April 2020: COVID-19 Testing

Dear Colleagues,

We have been asked to forward this by the Department of Health given its importance.

Testing has now been expanded to include essential workers with symptoms and people who live with essential workers and have symptoms.

 

A full list of essential workers is available here

Full details on how to access testing in all nations and who is eligible can be found here.

Essential workers can book tests for themselves and their household via a new online portal on gov.uk/coronavirus. This will make the process of getting an appointment quicker and easier, while reducing the burden on business. The online booking service applies to England and Scotland. 

As notified in a previous update (24.04.2020), there is testing capacity available at the mobile testing sites over the next two days for key workers who are symptomatic, have valid public sector ID and are aged over 18.

You can send eligible key workers to attend the site without an appointment. They may also be able to book a timed appointment, as can other key workers, via the national booking portal once these locations are available on the drop down menu.

Opening times for all mobile sites are 10.30-15.30.

Access to tests is for pedestrians and those in vehicles.

Mobile testing available Tue 28 April:

Location
Edgware Community Hospital NHS Trust Hospital
Burn Oak Broadway
Edgware
Barnet
HA8 0AD

Please note that the Barnet site is only for Tuesday 28 April.

Mobile testing sites available Wed 29 April:

Location 1:
Barking Community Hospital
Upney Lane
Barking
Essex
IG11 9LX

Location 2: 
Linden Avenue Car Park
Linden Avenue
Ruislip Manor
Hillingdon
HA4 8TN

Please note the Barking and Hillingdon sites are only for Wednesday 29 April.


Please cascade this information to staff within your organisation.


Thanks, Trevor


28 Apr 2020

Author
Trevor Cook
Customer Services
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