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Everyone aged five and over in the UK with symptoms can now be tested for coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has recently announced.

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Dr Amir Khan shows you how to self-administer a swab test for coronavirus. It’s a simple nasal and throat swab (this is different to the nasopharyngeal swab test). This is for the self-test kits in the UK – exact models may vary. Please always follow the written instructions provided with your kit. If you're at home, please register your kit online per the instructions in your kit – otherwise you will not get your results.

The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 0700 – 2300. This service can be accessed by people with hearing or speech difficulties by calling 18001 0300 303 2713.


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West Berkshire Coronorvirus Diaries

(See below an excerpt from a working from home mum of two)
 
''I’m sitting here looking out of the window while writing this and everything seems so very normal. The birds are chirping, a sea of yellow daffodils are waving in the wind and the sun is still shining at 8pm. Spring is certainly here, but not like we’ve ever experienced before.

Our lives have changed dramatically since the Coronavirus outbreak. After the first news story broke of a new virus spreading through China, I would never have imagined how it would have had such an impact on how we live and go about our day-to-day lives here in the UK.

With government rules and updates happening on a daily basis, we are now in our fourth week of being on lockdown. Only essential shops can stay open for people to buy food and medicines. Schools, nurseries, colleges and universities have all closed. Recreational venues such as parks and gyms can’t be used. Restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs, etc, have all been shut down. ''



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Be sure to check back for new diaries from the West Berkshire Community. If you are interested in writing a blog for Healthwatch West Berkshire about your experiences please email us: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk 
 
 
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