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Covid-19 test booking portal for key workers, including community pharmacy team members, is now available for use by team members and employers.

This portal replaces the previous temporary system made available for use by pharmacy team members by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Testing will allow those currently unable to return to work as they or a member of their family or household have symptoms of Covid-19 to know whether they do have the virus.

If there are symptomatic frontline workers are in self-isolation, then the frontline worker is the only eligible person in his household to receive a coronavirus test. No other members of their household are eligible.

Symptomatic members of the household of a frontline worker, where the frontline worker is self-isolating because of the symptoms of the other member of their household – then only the household member(s) of the frontline worker, is eligible to receive a coronavirus test with the frontline worker’s name being noted. The frontline worker will not receive a test as they are not symptomatic.

Pharmacy staff can apply for Covid-19 test via https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/ and employers can also register via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested.

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