Testing for care workers with Covid-19 symptoms

Further to the testing guidance released by the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System on May 4th, more details have been issued for testing care workers with Covid-19 symptoms.

Care workers can be swabbed at regional or mobile testing centres, or by using home testing kits.

Workers can self-refer through the gov.uk online portal or be referred by their employer. Users enter their details and will then receive a text or email the same day, inviting them to either book an appointment at a regional testing site, or receive a home testing kit. Test results are usually available via text message within 48 to 72 hours.