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 loss/change in taste or smell?) 

If so, please use this system to book yourself a PCR swab.

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 contact the Covid Testing Team if you have children under 5 in your booking on a Thursday or Sunday as there is no under 5 swabbing on these days.  Alternatively you should book a different day.

Have you been contacted by Test and Trace, had a risk assessment done by your line manager and met the criteria to have a PCR swab?  The contact the Covid Testing Team to book you a ringfenced slot.

For queries and support please contact or 01622 939534

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.

Where do you want your swab to be taken?
Consent must be provided for release of your result, and the results of any of your household who are tested at the same time. If you are a patient it will be released to the clinicians involved in your care. If you are a key worker then the result will be shared with your employer.