Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 1 May 2020

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9. Coronavirus Tests for essential workers and those over 65

If you're an essential worker or over the age of 65, tests are now available for you and members of your household who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.

It means people will have the reassurance of knowing whether their symptoms are caused by coronavirus and can decide whether they are well enough to return to work if the test is negative.

Tests can be booked via the government's online system. Employers can register and refer self-isolating staff, and employees can book a test directly for themselves or members of their household who are experiencing symptoms – a high temperature or new continuous cough.