Friday, June 5, 2020

Coronavirus testing for essential workers launched in Lincolnshire

Essential workers self-isolating can now book a test for Coronavirus.

Testing is available for:

  • All essential workers who are experiencing symptoms. This includes those working in health and social care or providing essential public services.
  • Anyone over 65 with symptoms.
  • Anyone with symptoms who cannot work from home (for example, construction workers, shop workers, emergency plumbers and delivery drivers).
  • Anyone who has symptoms of Coronavirus and lives with any of those identified above.

The following groups are also eligible for testing:

  • Social care workers and residents in care homes both to investigate outbreaks and, following successful pilots, as part of a rolling programme to test all care homes.
  • NHS workers and patients without symptoms, in line with NHS England guidance.

How to book a test

The county has a static testing site and mobile units that visit various locations based on booked demand. After booking a test online, you will be offered a test appointment at your nearest available (or a home test kit if appropriate).

If you’re not an essential worker you cannot apply for a test.

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