COVID Guidance

28th June 2021

Update from Wirral Public Health Team issued 28th June

‘We are still requesting that all identified close contacts of cases (whether they have symptoms or not) get a PCR test. To do this, you need to request a home-testing kit via the self-booking system. Staff, students and parents should go to www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test  to book this test. You will be asked to identify whether the person has COVID symptoms. If they have no symptoms, they should select ‘No’ for this answer and proceed through the questions until they get to the question: Why are you asking for a test? They should select the box that says - I’ve been told to get a test by my local council, health protection team or healthcare professional …. And then the option that states:  My local council or health protection team has asked me to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms. They can then proceed to book the test. Please note that a negative PCR for contacts of a case does NOT mean that they can cut short their isolation period (as the virus can still develop during the incubation period of 10 days). ‘