Bearsted Medical Practice

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Swab Tests For Covid Symptoms

The surgery cannot provide swab tests for patients who think they have symptoms of Covid-19; these tests are organised centrally. You need to use the government website via this link:

If you do not have internet access then dial 119 for assistance. Lines are open 7am to 11pm

However, please be aware that the service is noting that they are dealing with a very high demand.

The advice is still to stay at home if you have symptoms

If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result. This also applies to anyone in your support bubble.

You must also self-isolate if you cannot get a test because it’s more than 5 days since your symptoms started.