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MetiNews.Com - Here's how to book a coronavirus test in the UK if you have symptoms
Breaking News ! Coronavirus testing is available in the UK to anyone with symptoms who is over the age of five. If you are eligible for a test, you will need to book one online. The government is warning that demand for tests is very high at the moment due to rising infection rates. Ministers are urging people to only use the online booking system for tests if they have symptoms of Covid-19 - or if they have been directly asked to take a test by clinicians. So how do you get tested in the UK? Here's what you need to know. Coronavirus symptoms You are only eligible for a coronavirus test in the UK if you have one or more symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been directly asked. The symptoms to look out for are: a high temperature a new, continuous cough a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste If you want a Covid-19 test because you’re travelling abroad, you should pay for a private test. Book online People who are eligible should register for a test on the gov.uk website HERE. You will need to go through each step and fill in your answers on the website to get a test appointment. Where to get tested You will be asked whether you have access to a car. If you do, you may be offered a test at a drive-through centre. If not, walk-in appointments are also available. You can find a list of every testing site in the UK here.
. What to do The antigen test for coronavirus involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat. If you go to a testing site, you may be asked to do the swab yourself, or it may be done for you by someone else.
A coronavirus testing swab
When to get tested If you have coronavirus symptoms, you need to get a test done within the first five days of having symptoms. You should not delay as the test is most effective within three days of symptoms developing, according to government guidelines. Home testing kits can be used on days one to four, as long as you order it by 3pm on day four. On day five, you need to go to a test site as it will be too late to order a home test kit. Getting your results Test results from the drive-through sites will be sent out by text within 48 hours, and results from home testing kits will be sent out within 72 hours of its collection. The government is aiming to get all results back within 24 hours of the test.
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If you can't get a test Demand for tests is currently very high. If you can not get a test, you should try again a few hours later as more appointments and testing kits will be added throughout the day. People are being urged not to call helplines to get a test, as they will not be able to book you in. You should also not turn up at a site without an appointment. If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with should self-isolate until you get a negative result.
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