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Carers UK Forum • Corona virus testing
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Corona virus testing

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 10:56 pm
by Ayjay

Re: Corona virus testing

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:57 am
by sunnydisposition
Thanks very useful

Re: Corona virus testing

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 10:52 pm
by AJ_1907
Thanks for this.

Does anyone know how long the results take? Is it an instant thing, or are you left wondering for a few days??

Re: Corona virus testing

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:27 pm
by Londonbound
I was told from 48 hours up to 5 days so its not an instant test, they text you the result.

Re: Corona virus testing

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:45 pm
by Penny
I can't see unpaid carers on that list.

My Mum's test in her care home has just come back negative by the way.

Re: Corona virus testing

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:12 pm
by sunnydisposition
List of essential workers and those prioritised for testing (England only)
all NHS and social care staff, including:
doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff, including volunteers and unpaid carers

Re: Corona virus testing

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:27 pm
by Ayjay
Londonbound wrote: ↑
Sun May 17, 2020 11:27 pm
I was told from 48 hours up to 5 days so its not an instant test, they text you the result.
That's about right for me; test on Sunday, got the negative result on Tuesday.

Re: Corona virus testing

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:37 pm
by Ayjay
Penny wrote: ↑
Thu May 21, 2020 4:45 pm
I can't see unpaid carers on that list.

As per SunnyD's quote, but I hardly think it matters, no-one asked who or what I was or what I did at any stage. You just fill in on the application the category that you fall in - which istr was Social Care.

The *staff/attendants* or whatever, all appeared to be Army Cadets. (My wife's carer said they were also at a different test centre that she went to).

It was tbh a bit disorganised, I had printed off the form with a QR code that was our *Admission Ticket*, but their scanner had broken. The broken scanner also made a difference after the test was done and bagged up. I had to manually type in a web address on my phone and register the Barcode number on our tests - that's not how I use my phone usually so that was a bit of a pita.

Re: Corona virus testing

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:54 pm
by Penny
sunnydisposition wrote: ↑
Thu May 21, 2020 5:12 pm
List of essential workers and those prioritised for testing (England only)
all NHS and social care staff, including:
doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff, including volunteers and unpaid carers
Oh thanks, I need to go to Specsavers!! 😂😂. i can see that now and I may well book myself in.

As my Mum’s test has come back negative and if I get a negative one maybe her Care Home will let me visit her.

Re: Corona virus testing

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:59 pm
by Penny
Do you have to have symptoms to get this test?