Updated – 3pm on 30 June 2020
Online booking for testing for COVID-19
A facility for testing for the presence of COVID-19 is available for all essential staff who are self-isolating because they or a member of their household have symptoms. The test centre is co-ordinated by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum. Eligible key workers from all partners of the forum or members of their household, who have symptoms are being invited to take advantage of the service.
All essential staff can book a test online for themselves or members of their household who are experiencing symptoms – a high temperature or new continuous cough.
Tests should be booked online through the government website.
More detail of the process for the testing
Options for testing are to book a test at a regional centre or request a home testing kit.
If you have any concerns or issues about staff booking a test or their experience of testing, please email C19testing@secure.portsmouthcc.gov.uk. We will ensure any feedback is shared with the Department of Health who are running the testing programme.
Staff in business critical roles who are unable to travel to the Portsmouth testing site or use the home testing kit, can now book a test directly at QA hospital on telephone: 023 9268 1712 during normal office hours. A clinician will provide the results directly to the person tested. Please note; To be eligible for testing at QA hospital, staff / household members must be between 48 -72 hrs from onset of symptoms which is slightly different to the national testing venues.
NHS FAQs for work places.