Covid-19 (coronavirus) testing in North Yorkshire
National Coronavirus Testing Programme – Expansion of Eligibility: updated 18 May 2020
Anybody who suspects they are displaying coronavirus symptoms can now request a test.
Tests are being carried out at regional test centers and mobile units and home test kits can be requested when these are available (currently in high demand and often availability is low).
Tests are only available for people who have symptoms and are not available to children under five years old.
Some test sites cannot do tests for children aged five to 11. If a test site in your area cannot test children under 12 years old, you’ll get a warning when you’re booking the test.
Essential workers with symptoms and those in their household displaying symptoms will be prioritised and can book a test at regional test centers, mobile units and for home testing through this link.
Testing for primary care staff with symptom and members of their household displaying symptoms (age restrictions apply) are still able to access testing through locally arranged pillar 1 sires via the CCG. These are exclusively for local NHS staff. Please speak to your Practice Manager for more information on requesting a test at a pillar 1 site.
If GP practices receive any queries from the general public regarding testing please share this link which holds up to date guidance on testing and the appropriate links to enable people to self-refer for a test:
Those in England and Wales who do not have any access to the internet, or who have difficulty with the digital portals, will be able to ring a new 119 service to book their test. The line is free from landlines and mobiles and is open 7am-11pm.
The table below details the location and dates of available mobile testing units:-
For those who do not have access to a household vehicle there is the option of requesting a home testing kit; this offer is specifically aimed at those who are unable to access the other programmes of testing.
The postal testing kits can be requested by those who fit the national criteria and supporting information can be found within the link, here.
Please note: if a test a centre is not showing as available this means it has reached its capacity for that day. If there is a confirmed slot for the next day, try again after 3pm when the next day’s slots are released.
If you work in primary care you can also access testing through locally arranged pillar 1 sites. These sites are only available for symptomatic primary care staff and their symptomatic household members (age restrictions apply). Please speak to your Practice Manager for more information on pillar 1 testing sites.