If you think you have symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild, then you must self-isolate and book a test immediately. A fourth COVID-19 test site will open its doors on Monday 26 October, providing additional testing capacity for the city. Mass vaccination sites are currently being set up around the country (West Midlands is Millennium Point) and you may receive a letter inviting you to book an appointment. var se = document.createElement("script"); With a rise in cases across Coventry recently, it is more important than ever for everyone to play their part and act immediately. But they should take extra care to follow social distancing advice, including washing their hands often. VIVO Clinic offer two types of antibody test which can determine if COVID-19 … All rights reserved. “With an increase of cases across the city, it has never been more important to get a test if you think you may have the virus. If you think you have symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild, then you must self-isolate and book a test immediately. Questions and answers about the letter. a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste, you're waiting for a coronavirus test result, you've tested positive for coronavirus - this means you have coronavirus, you live with someone who has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive, ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media, ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone, ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087. NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace App advice for businesses and residents “I can’t stress the importance of self-isolating if you are told to do so. We currently have five testing sites in Coventry. We want everyone in Coventry to stay safe and help in keeping the number of infections as low as possible. Before you visit, you need to book your test online. buttonContainerId: "__8x8-chat-button-container-script_15565233005e8616c76dd5c2.25108945", The facility, on part of the former Co-op car park on Abbey Street, has opened for those with symptoms to book appointment. You may want to tell people you've been in close contact with in the past 48 hours that you might have coronavirus. Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are our best defence against the virus. Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. })(); All content © 2021 Coventry City Council. It notifies users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus. NHS Test and Trace reaches one million people over new year, as record numbers test positive Coventry Editorial 14 th Jan, 2021 Updated: 14 th Jan, 2021 This means that 92.7% of contacts, and 86.6% of those who tested positive, were reached over the new year week. By not following guidance you could be spreading COVID-19 without knowing it. If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days. se.src = window.__8x8Chat.domain + window.__8x8Chat.path + "/CHAT/common/js/chat.js"; se.async = true; By doing so, the PCR Test can establish if a person is infected with the coronavirus. Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus in England will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help them track their contacts. They will be advised to also book a test if they develop symptoms. If they get any coronavirus symptoms, they should get advice from the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. It's important that people do what they can to prevent the spread in Coventry. Public urged to be aware of changes to Coventry's Covid-19 test centres Coventry University launches mass Covid-19 testing programme ahead of the Christmas break. This will help people to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission. Please remember, the NHS Test and Trace service will not: The NHS Test and Trace website contains further information about symptoms, what to do and how to isolate. se.type = "text/javascript"; Hospitality venues, including bars, restaurants and a number of other venues are expected to display a QR code at the entrance to the premises. uuid: "script_15565233005e8616c76dd5c2.25108945", Once the test is complete, people can leave and their results will be sent via text via the NHS test service. 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Results from tests are normally returned within 24-48 hours. path: "/. No. Like the three current test sites, the new facility on Whitefriars Car Park, Whitefriars Lane, in the city centre, will offer pre-booked appointments only. (function() { Test results will allow you to see whether you need to self-isolate or can safely return to normal. We all need to do our bit to make sure we’re protecting our loved ones”. window.__8x8Chat = { We currently have five testing sites in Coventry. }; The new facility will open on Monday 26 October as part of the ongoing drive to improve accessibility and capacity for coronavirus testing for local communities. COVID-19 Vaccination Centre. People on day one to four of showing symptoms are able to be tested on a testing site or at home, according to the NHS. Test appointments at any of the four Coventry sites must be booked in advance by visiting the NHS website or calling 119 before attending. "If you're ordering a home test … Don’t become complacent. Across Coventry and Warwickshire people from all walks of life are supporting the effort to vaccinate the public against COVID-19. People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 10 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop spreading the virus. Ring 119 in order to book a COVID test. Councillor George Duggins, Leader of Coventry City Council said: “This new test site will make it even easier for anyone who thinks they have coronavirus symptoms to get a test done simply and quickly. New COVID-19 test site to open in Coventry - A fourth COVID-19 test site will open its doors on Monday 26 October, providing additional testing capacity for the city. If you have received a letter from the NHS inviting you to book an appointment at a Large Vaccination Centre such as Millennium Point in Birmingham for a coronavirus vaccine please note that you do not have to take up this option, it is one of the ways you can get a vaccination that is being offered by the NHS. The two other facilities – at Moat Street car park in the city centre and the Ricoh Arena – are for drive-through appointments.