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COVID-19 Testing Site

Have COVID-19 symptoms?  Know how to book a test?

It is important to remember that if you or anyone you live with show coronavirus symptoms then you need to self-isolate and book yourself a test.

What symptoms should I have to book a test?

If you, or anyone you live with, show any one of these symptoms then you should self-isolate and book a test straight away;

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • Loss of taste or smell

You should book your test within the first five days of showing symptoms in order for your test result to be accurate.

Getting a quick result will also help you to know whether you need to continue self-isolating if you test positive or if you test negative, then you know you can safely continue with our new normal.

How can I book a test?

You are advised to book a test by either calling 119 or visiting the ‘Get a Coronavirus test’ Government web page.

Where is the Coronavirus (Covid-19) testing facility on the island?

The testing facility is based at Newclose County Cricket Club, Blackwater Road, Newport, PO30 3BE.

There is clear signage with parking arranged to segregate those attending for testing from those using the club house and cricket grounds.

People on the island should not travel to mainland testing sites when symptomatic, and that if the requesting system only offers them a mainland testing site, you should either try again the next day to book one on the Island, or order a postal test.

Once you have your appointment, you can arrive at the site either by car or on foot, and you will be provided you with a self-testing kit so you can take a swab.

You should get your results within 24 hours.

For information and a Q&A about having to self-isolate visit the NHS website.

For information about getting a test if you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms visit: keeptheislesafe.org

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