When I did my test as part of the ONS National Survey last year, I used a PCR test, so these are a little different. Thankfully though, they only have to go up your nose!
We have both had slight gastric troubles for a week or so. DB's is far worse than mine. Neither of us feel ill or under the weather but feel something is a bit off somewhere.
DB had a telephone consult his doctor yesterday who suggested he (and therefore me) take a Covid test as for some people, gastric upset is their only symptom.
After a bit of a faff getting the code now needed to pick up a kit from a chemist (pharmacy), we went to get one. After reading the instructions, we set to. Result was negative for both of us:
You have to register the results which DB did and within a few minutes, we got an email confirming the results.
We both realise this doesn't mean we haven't got it though, so shall continue to be wary. We are hoping to go see DGD soon and will test ourselves again before we go. They don't need any other medical issues after their last few weeks of being ill.
All in all, a quick and painfree procedure, so thank you NHS.
I'm glad that it is negative this time at least. xxReplyDelete
Us too although we did think it would be negative.Delete
I have done so many lateral flow and PCR tests due to my work place. At least one PCR and two lateral flow tests per week. Each day if there has been a case in the staff. Believe me I'm more than 'over' them!ReplyDelete
My niece is in the same situation but for us, this is the first one.Delete
Pleasing that it is negative m'dear, I agree with still remaining careful as Covid is still around and people seem to have forgotten about the basics of keeping it under control...after all "winter is coming"ReplyDelete
Certainly is, slowly but surely.Delete
How wonderful that your tests were negative and that you are still being wary. Cases went up in my small area of my province once again. Hopefully things improve very soon.ReplyDelete
Cases in our immediate area are just above national average so still need to be careful. Appalling how many are no longer wearing masks or cleaning hands.Delete