Health Services

COVID-19 Testing

The Government has released information about updates to COVID-19 testing as per below.

You can apply for a test if you are:

  • an essential worker with coronavirus symptoms
  • aged 65 or over with coronavirus symptoms
  • someone who cannot work from home and has coronavirus symptoms (for example, construction workers or delivery drivers)

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can apply if they live with an essential worker, a person aged 65 or over, or someone who travels to work.

You can also apply for a test if you have a clinical referral from NHS 111 online.

Coronavirus symptoms are a high temperature or a new, continuous cough.

You need to get the test done in the first 5 days of having symptoms. It’s best to apply for the test in the first 3 days as it may take 1 or 2 days to arrange.

You might not get a test if you apply – it depends how many tests are available in your area.

Frontline essential workers such as NHS staff will be given priority.

Further information can be found on:     https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test

Community Transport

VASA are now working in partnership with WRCC Back and forth transport to get people who have no other means of transport to emergency appointments at GP surgeries & Hospitals. No more than 7 days notice.

They are using minibuses (so they can adhere to the 2m distancing) max 3 passengers per trip. Drivers with all the necessary PPE equipment.

They are unable to provide assistance in getting into appointments, so passengers need to be able to get themselves ton to their appointments ok

For more information or bookings please contact.                01789 262889                                                                       or e-mail                                                                  transport@vasa.org.uk

www.vasa.org.uk/services/community-transport/