You should request a test if you develop any symptoms or if you are asked to by Test and Protect.
Symptoms of Coronavirus:
- 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:
- Complete the NHS Western Isles Online Testing Referral form
- Email your details to: [email protected]
- Telephone the local COVID-19 helpline: 01851 601151
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.