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Testing for COVID-19

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We’re aware that some schools have experienced difficulty booking tests nearby when they have a suspected COVID-19 case(s). The advice remains to get a test only if you are experiencing symptoms; either a temperature, a new continuous cough, or a change or loss in taste or smell.

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More tests are made available throughout the day online, so keep trying if at first you don’t get an appointment or by calling 119.

For in person testing, bookings are made available the evening before for morning appointments, and on the morning for afternoon appointments. If a test site near you is not available on your first booking attempt, we suggest trying again later in the day.

The issue of bookings being offered a long distance away has been escalated nationally and is in the process of being resolved.

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing testing for staff or students, please contact your link officers.​

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​sse@somerset.gov.uk

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Created at 10/09/2020 09:28 by Jemma.Gillard
Last modified at 10/09/2020 09:28 by Jemma.Gillard