Testing for Covid-19
There is national guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available on the GOV.UK website.
The mobile testing unit in Herefordshire is at Merton Meadow overflow car park in Hereford, with access from the link road.
If you are symptomatic, you can book online for a Covid-19 test.
Test results are sent by text, usually within 48 hours of a swab being taken.
If you do not have a mobile phone to access the test result text service and/or need to speak with the NHS Coronavirus testing service, you can dial 119 from any phone.
Apply online for an essential worker test
Regional testing centres
The regional testing centre for Herefordshire is based at Worcester Warriors Sixways ground.
Track and Trace
How test and trace helps fight the virus
The NHS test and trace service will help to control the rate of reproduction (R), reduce the spread of the infection and save lives. By playing your part through the actions set out below, you will directly help to contain the virus by reducing its spread. This means that, thanks to your efforts, we will be able to go as far as it is safe to go in easing lockdown measures.
You can help in the following ways:
- if you develop symptoms, you must continue to follow the rules to self-isolate with other members of your household and order a test to find out if you have coronavirus
- if you test positive for coronavirus, you must share information promptly about your recent contacts through the NHS test and trace service to help us alert other people who may need to self-isolate
- if you have had close recent contact with someone who has coronavirus, you must self-isolate if the NHS test and trace service advises you to do so
This specific guidance applies in England only. All 4 administrations are working closely together to have a consistent and joined-up approach to testing and tracing. See the full guidance on the gov.uk website