Coronavirus testing in Surrey
Surrey Local Resilience Forum have set up a team to coordinate delivery of coronavirus testing to all eligible people across the county. If you have any questions about coronavirus testing in Surrey, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is eligible for a test?
Essential workers living or working in Surrey, who are self-isolating because they have symptoms should register for a swab test below within 24 hours of developing symptoms and beginning self-isolation. A member of the testing team will then be in contact to book an appointment. It may be from a withheld number.
If they are self-isolating because a member of their household has symptoms, they should ask their household member to register for a swab test below within 24 hours of developing symptoms and beginning self-isolation, and a member of the testing team will then contact them.
If you’re not sure what defines an essential worker check the Government’s list of essential workers prioritised for testing.
The Government has announced new groups eligible for testing:
- anyone over 65 with symptoms
- anyone with symptoms whose work cannot be done from home (for example, construction workers, shop workers, emergency plumbers and delivery drivers)
- anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus and lives with any of those identified above
We continue to expand our testing capacity to include new groups as part of the Government’s phased approach, but if you fall into one of the new groups eligible for testing please use their self-referral portal for now.
Test Result Help Desk - 0300 303 2713
Should I request a test via the Government’s new self-referral portal or the national NHS site?
Essential workers living or working in Surrey should use Surrey's testing hub as outlined above. This allows us to prioritise and ensure people get the test they need. It also allows us to collect vital data, such as the numbers of people accessing testing across the county.
There is no difference between the two testing schemes – the tests are exactly the same and are located at the same sites – the only difference is the way we prioritise and record data.