Priority Testing for Front-Line Staff

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

Guidance on coronavirus testing for essential workers who are self-isolating.

Who can be tested

Our priority is testing patients to inform their clinical diagnosis. In addition, we are now also testing:

  • essential workers with symptoms
  • people who live with essential workers and have symptoms

This means essential workers can find out whether they have the virus, and we can help them return to work if they test negative. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.

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Covid-19 TESTING for front-line staff in Norfolk & Waveney

Community coronavirus testing in Norfolk and Waveney now available to “key workers” (and/or household members with symptoms). 

The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney is offering local coronavirus tests to key workers* such as teachers or food industry staff, to help them remain in work and continue to support their communities. This also applies to members of their household who may have coronavirus symptoms causing the key worker to self-isolate.

Employers or line managers are required to begin the booking process via a local email system. This is to confirm the person is eligible, after which they will be able to make their own appointment. Bookings can be made now.