Testing For COVID-19 – On-line Self Referral – Constable Burton Advice

TESTING FOR COVID-19

ON-LINE SELF REFERAL

CONSTABLE BURTON ADVICE

  1. 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.
  1. During this process NEVER BREAK THE DISTANCING RULES!
    1. Symptoms.
      1. 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).
      1. A high temperature. This means that you are hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
    1. Self-Isolation. Self-isolation will be the normal course of action for those with mild symptoms.
    1. Advice. Call 111 if you need advice and especially if you are dealing with a child.
    1. Emergency. If you consider the symptoms to be severe or worsening call 999. Do not hesitate!
  1. Eligibility. May change as testing is rolled out.
    1. Essential workers.
    1. Over 65s.
  1. Types of Test. There are 2 routes to self-referral:
    1. Booking a test at a drive-in test centre.
    1. Order an ‘at home’ test kit.
    1. On-line Link. In either case follow this on-line link:

https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/test-type

  1. Helping Someone Else.
    1. Get on-line using the link. Do not use Internet Explorer.
    1. 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.
    1. 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!
    1. Follow-up.
      1. The person you are helping should be advised to totally self-isolate.
      1. Ask permission to inform helpers in the Constable Burton Volunteer Group.
      1. Keep in telephone contact at sensible intervals.
      1. Make sure the person you are helping has the telephone numbers of the Constable Burton Volunteer Group.

Hilly Dobson,

Parish Councillor and

Response Coordinator

Constable Burton

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