This page is a printable version of: https://www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/barking-news/nhs-test-and-trace-lets-get-back/115034
Date: 28 November 2020
Coronavirus is still in circulation and a threat to our communities. Testing is free, quick and vital to stop the spread of the virus. Everyone with symptoms, no matter how mild, can now get a free test.
By getting tested and self-isolating, if you have symptoms, you will protect your friends, family, colleagues and community and will play a vital role in helping the country get back to the things they love.
The symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature or a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste. If you have symptoms do not leave your house other than to get a test.
The test can be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms begin at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 and you can expect your result the next day. The swab test takes less than a minute and is pain free.
If you test negative (the test did not find coronavirus):
If you test positive (you have coronavirus):
You will be contacted by email, text or phone. Text messages will come from NHStracing. Calls will come from 0300 0135000.
Children under 18 will be contacted by phone wherever possible and asked for their parent or guardian's permission to continue the call.
You will be asked to sign in to the NHS Test and Trace contact tracing website. If you cannot use the website, they will call you.