At the current time, particularly with the Omicron variant, it can be very difficult to tell the difference between a mild cold and Covid-19 without testing. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
It is therefore more important than ever to test yourself by means of Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) and, most reliably, via PCR. If you are experiencing symptoms of change in taste or smell, temperature, sore throat, runny nose, cough, or headache we strong advise you test with LFT and book a PCR . Please be aware these tests are not available here at The Good Practice surgery. If you have NO symptoms and test positive with a LFT you DO NOT need to get a PCR but you do need to ISOLATE immediately and egister your result on GOV.UK
This is a temporary measure while coronavirus (COVID-19) rates remain high across the UK. During periods of high prevalence, it is very likely that a positive LFT means you have COVID-19.
You can book these tests on line. Please take good care and we are here to help.
Published: Jan 12, 2022