Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus Testing

There has been a lot about Coronavirus testing in the media recently. Testing is still available, but you should only book if you have Coronavirus symptoms. That’s any one of: a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. The symptoms apply to adults and children.If you have other symptoms – such as a runny nose or a sore throat – please treat these as you would have before the pandemic. If you have Coronavirus symptoms, tests can be booked at online or by calling 119. If you are only offered options outside Kent and Medway it is best to wait and try again later. New slots get released throughout the day.Please do not call 111 to book a test and do not go to a hospital or other health service to try to get tested. If you have Coronavirus symptoms it is very important that you and other members of your household stay at home.If you are attending hospital for a planned operation, your hospital will be in touch to arrange a test shortly before your procedure.