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Coronavirus: Got symptoms? Get tested

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

17 September, 2020 — By Camden Council

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

If you develop coronavirus symptoms, it’s important to self-isolate and get tested. Self-isolating means not leaving your home, except to get tested.

Look out for symptoms:

  • New, persistent cough
  • High temperature
  • Loss of, or change to, sense of smell or taste.

To book a test, visit nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.

If you’re struggling to access a test, keep trying – appointments and test kits should become available throughout the day.

You must get tested within five days of having symptoms. If five days have passed and you haven’t been tested, you must isolate for the full 10 days as you may be infectious, and your household will need to isolate for 14 days too.

Please only get a test if you have symptoms – a negative result could give false reassurance, as it takes time for coronavirus to reach levels that a test can detect, and you could also slow down somebody else accessing one.

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