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Even in lockdown, if you have a symptom, you need to be tested.

Dr Kathryn Cobain Published Monday, 9th November 2020

England is under Government lockdown restrictions until December 2nd 2020.

This means we are all being asked to stay at home wherever possible. 


It is though, very important that anyone with any symptoms of Covid-19, still gets a test. 


Worcestershire has plenty of testing capacity for anyone who needs a Covid-19 test and it can be booked online. 


The county has some new local test centres opening, which are also providing more local provision, and easier access to testing, for people who do not have a car. 
Testing is available anyone with one or more of the coronavirus symptoms; a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. You should get a test even if you feel well and your symptoms are mild. Testing is also available for anyone who has been told officially to get a test. 


To get an appointment at any of the testing sites in Worcestershire book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.


Dr. Kathryn Cobain, Director of Public Health for Worcestershire said: “In previous winters, we have all been used to struggling on with coughs and colds. However, this year we need to take notice of our symptoms, however mild you think they may be. Ask yourself, could this be a symptom of Covid-19.  
“Spotting the signs of Covid-19 early will help limit the spread of the virus. As soon as you get even a mild symptom, you should self-isolate, keeping away from everyone and book a test. 


“If you think you may have even one of the symptoms, there is no reason to hesitate in getting a test and being certain. Our testing capacity is now good in Worcestershire and you can go online and book a test. If your test is negative, you can carry on with your day to day life. If it’s positive, you should self-isolate and in doing so you will be helping to stop the spread of the virus.”


To read the latest guidance, please visit the Council’s dedicated Coronavirus page.