The range of locations and eligibility criteria for coronavirus (COVID-19) testing across Hertfordshire has been significantly extended, following the introduction of local arrangements supported by the military and new government guidance.
This should be particularly helpful for:
- people who live and work in Hertfordshire who are in the first three days of having suspected coronavirus symptoms (a fever and/or cough) and who have to go out to work
- NHS and social care staff and essential workers who are in the first three days of having coronavirus symptoms but who don’t have access to their own transport
- NHS and social care staff and essential workers who are self-isolating for 14 days because a household member has suspected coronavirus symptoms.
Testing for coronavirus helps the government and scientists to understand its current spread and plan how to manage the pandemic, as well as enabling people who test negative to return to return to work more promptly.
More information is given in this briefing.