Published on 12, July, 2020
Soo..... I've just rang 119 to try find out the best option for me, as I've started displaying symptoms of covid today. I can't have anything go to the back of my throat, let alone for the 15 seconds it takes for them to take the sample.
119 referred me to my GP as they're unable to advise of best practice for someone with ASD. I can't get through on the phone and directed to book an appointment online. No appointments available until 28th.
What has other people's experiences been like getting a test? Or is it just a case of assuming I have it and hoping work don't demand me to come in because I haven't got a positive test result.
Or is there a nasal version of PCR test that the person I spoke to on 119 wasn't aware of?
I ordered some from NHS and they were nasal ones. It is a Flowfelx product the title on the packet is SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Self-Testing)
All the GP will say is book the normal test and only take the nasal swab.