From 18/05/2020 the general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste.
It is now:
- New continuous cough
- OR fever of 37.9C or above
- OR loss of/ change in smell or taste
Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate for at least 7 days if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change in smell or taste. The individual’s household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.
Lavant Road Surgery are not able to arrange testing for the public, please go to the .gov website to arrange this. Please note that you will need to meet the specific criteria. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested