TESTING FOR COVID-19
ON-LINE SELF REFERAL
CONSTABLE BURTON ADVICE
- This document is to guide you through what you should do if someone asks you for help because they think they (or a member of the family) have developed symptoms applicable to covid-19. The same steps should be taken for yourself should you develop the same symptoms.
- During this process NEVER BREAK THE DISTANCING RULES!
- A new persistent cough. Coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. (If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
- A high temperature. This means that you are hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
- Self-Isolation. Self-isolation will be the normal course of action for those with mild symptoms.
- Advice. Call 111 if you need advice and especially if you are dealing with a child.
- Emergency. If you consider the symptoms to be severe or worsening call 999. Do not hesitate!
- Eligibility. May change as testing is rolled out.
- Essential workers.
- Over 65s.
- Types of Test. There are 2 routes to self-referral:
- Booking a test at a drive-in test centre.
- Order an ‘at home’ test kit.
- On-line Link. In either case follow this on-line link:
- Helping Someone Else.
- Get on-line using the link. Do not use Internet Explorer.
- By telephone get the person you are helping to answer the questions you are prompted to answer as you work through the on-line procedure.
- If the person you are helping cannot drive, they can only ask for a home test kit. No one is to even consider taking them to a test centre!
- The person you are helping should be advised to totally self-isolate.
- Keep in telephone contact at sensible intervals.
- Make sure the person you are helping has the telephone numbers of the Constable Burton Volunteer Group.
Parish Councillor and