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Getting Tested

You may find the following information will be useful if you are having a COVID-19 test: 

If you are getting tested at the hospital drive through, the process is mostly the same.

Where do I get tested?

Hospital map

When you get tested this will be at the hospital site. Please park new the centre at the hospital and call the number provided to you when your appointment was booked.

What do I do when I arrive?

When you arrive, please call the number provided to you when you were told your appointment time. This will go through to the testing team. When they are ready for you they will ask you to drive across the road to your appointment. Please make sure you stay in your vehicle AT ALL TIMES. Even your appointment will be from your car.

If you do start to experience any symptoms, no matter how mild, please contact the Clinical Helpline by calling 01481 756938 or 01481 756969.

The helpline is there to give you advice Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm. 

The symptoms that you should be aware of are:

  • Muscle ache (fatigue, exhaustion)
  • Headache (sinus pain, pain around eyes)
  • Loss of smell/taste
  • Sore throat
  • Fever (high temperature, rigors, chills, can’t get warm.) 
  • Shortness of breath, chest tightness
  • Continuous new cough

If you feel very unwell, phone 999 and tell the operator of your symptoms. Please do not visit your GP or the Emergency Department at the hospital unannounced.

COVID-19 contacts

Clinical questions

Monday to Friday 08:00-16:00 (email inbox monitored between 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday)

Non-clinical enquiries

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Businesses with financial concerns

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Guidance for critical businesses and workers

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Education

Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00