Following the changes to COVID-19 testing in England, we would like to advise patients that that the practice cannot provide COVID-19 tests. If the practice decide that a test is needed to support clinical decisions during your care and treatment, you will be asked to take a lateral flow device (LFD) test. We’ve been asked to direct patients to the gov.uk website to order these when they are required. There you will be asked to confirm that your clinician has requested one.
More information about the changes to testing for COVID-19 can be found here: www.gov.uk/changes-to-covid-19-testing-in-england-from-1-april
All patients and visitors should continue to practise good hand and respiratory hygiene, including the continued use of face masks/coverings by visitors and patients where clinically tolerated.