Symptomatic Staff Testing

Symptomatic Testing

In line with Public Health England and Government guidance, our Trust has taken measures to ensure health care providers and their workers well-being during this COVID-19 period, whilst at the same time facilitating safe and healthy staff to provide safe patient care.

Have you or one of your household got COVID-19 like symptoms (e.g. fever, persistent cough, persistent headache or a change in taste or smell?)

If so, please contact the Covid Testing Team at to arrange an appointment. All emails will be responded to within 24 hours.

Appointments should ideally be made between day 3 to 5 of when symptoms first appeared as results are more accurate. Testing can however be performed on day 1-2 if urgent.

Please note; if you are found to be COVID positive, it will be necessary to share this information with a limited number of managers (including Occupational Health and Infection Prevention & Control) within your organisation in order to comply with track and trace procedures and to maintain patient safety. Reporting the test results is a statutory requirement, but is also very important for staff surveillance purposes and in understanding infection rates in hospitals, including the effectiveness of PPE.

No booking possible at present All the booking slots have been taken. The capacity for testing is constantly under review so you are advised to check another time.