I want to see my family at Christmas but I'm scared of infecting them with COVID-19.
How can I find out if I actually have the Virus and are there any suitable private tests available?
This year COVID-19 has devastated the nation, keeping us separated and isolated from our loved ones. Throughout the pandemic we have championed the use of testing as an essential means to keep people safe, well and happy.
Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year and from our perspective nobody should have to spend festive season alone.
However, it is important to remember that the risk of infection has never been higher. Studies have shown that between 50% and 80% of people who contract the virus will show no symptoms. Many people who contract the virus will have no idea that they have it but the reality is that they could transmit it to loved ones who could become seriously ill – particularly if they have underlying health conditions.
So how do you protect your family from COVID-19 this Christmas?
The most effective way of protecting the ones you love this Christmas is to get yourself and your family tested. This is especially important if you have vulnerable family members joining you for Christmas.
A PCR back to lab antigen test can provide you and your family with the peace of mind needed to have a Merry Christmas.
If you already have the four symptoms identified by the NHS and meet their specific requirements to be eligible then we always advise people to try and get a test through the NHS.
However, If you and your wider family are not eligible for testing through the NHS then we are here to help. You can purchase Our PCR antigen tests here.
Demand is very high now, so we are advising our clients to place orders as soon as possible while stocks last, and remember to follow current government advice and socially distance as appropriate.
What private tests can I use?
What can I expect from my local GP or the NHS?
GP’s do not provide patients with COVID-19 testing. To be eligible for a free test through the NHS you must meet specific criteria which includes being symptomatic with the following symptoms: A fever, dry continuous cough and loss of taste and smell. This means that the majority of people who may have contracted the virus, who have no symptoms or have different symptoms will not be eligible for free testing.
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Please note that in the medical and testing industry, science and research are always changing. As such, facts and opinion written in our articles may become out of date and must never be considered medical advice. Always contact your GP If you are concerned about your health.
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