If you or a household member has any of the following symptoms, a PCR test must be booked as soon as possible:
- A new continuous cough and/or
- High temperature and/or
- A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
Additional symptoms, that may be early warning signs of COVID in children include:
- Upset stomach
- Sore throat
- Unusual fatigue
Tests can be booked online via the NHS website www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
There still seems to be some confusion about testing for COVID.
Lateral flow tests are designed to detect COVID before symptoms are present, not once symptoms have started. I’d encourage you to test regularly within your household where possible.
PCR tests are designed to detect COVID once symptoms have started.