Government announces COVID-19 testing for key workers

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The government has today announced that key workers who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 will be eligible to apply for a test.

The test will enable essential workers to find out whether they have the virus, meaning they can return to work if they test negative.

The Gov UK website states that you can only apply for a test if you:

  • are an essential worker with symptoms
  • live with an essential worker and have symptoms.

Any essential worker is advised to apply for a test within three days of first experiencing symptoms, as this is when the tests are most effective.

The British Pest Control Association has advised its members that they should apply for a test if they are a pest management professional and are showing symptoms of COVID-19. However, the association said that it cannot guarantee that you will be tested – that decision will be made by the Department for Health and Social Care.

To apply for a test, click HERE.

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