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Covid-19 testing

Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms can be tested.

Procedure

Do you have any of the following symptoms? Stay home and contact your GP, even if your symptoms are mild.

  • Cough
  • Respiratory problems
  • Fever
  • Aches and pains
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Diarrhoea

If the GP suspects that you have Covid-19, they will test you or refer you to the local triage centre. The test will be sent to the lab for analysis that same day.

Stay at home as long as you haven’t received the test results. In the meantime, your GP will ask you to make a list of all the people you came into contact with up to two days before your symptoms began. This list will only be used if your test is positive, as part of the contact follow-up.

You will always receive your test results, regardless of whether the outcome is positive or negative. Did you test positive? Your health condition will be closely monitored and you will be prescribed the necessary treatment. The contact centre will take the necessary steps to inform the people close to you and your contacts that they may have been exposed to a Covid-19 carrier.