Broadbay Medical Practice

16 Francis Street, Stornoway, HS1 2XB
Tel: 01851 703588

When should I request COVID testing?

You should request a test if you develop any symptoms or if you are asked to by Test and Protect.

Symptoms of Coronavirus:

  • Fever
  • new continuous cough
  • loss of taste or smell

Testing is only reliable if you have coronavirus symptoms.

If you have symptoms even if they are mild, you are expected to stay at home for 10 days from the start of your symptoms.

Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

All other members of your household should isolate for 14 days, even if they don’t have symptoms.

To access a test:

If the test is negative, you can return to your normal activities.

If your symptoms worsen during the 10 days of self-isolation or have not improved after 10 days, you need to continue to isolate and phone 111.