People in Shetland with symptoms of Covid-19 are now able to request a self swab test kit.
NHS Shetland chief executive Michael Dickson announced today (Thursday) that anyone over the age of five that is symptomatic can get a test and “must self isolate”.
“The national testing website wont work for Shetland this is a tailored service just for us,” he said.
To request a test kit people should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Dickson added: “Should you be unable to email then you can phone 01595 532030 between 09.00-12.30 & 14:00–17:00 Monday – Friday.”
Full details of how the UK government testing programme is being applied in Shetland can be found here.
Symptoms of coronavirus include a new continuous cough, fever and loss or changed sense of normal smell or taste (Anosmia).