Members of the public who want a test but don’t have any coronavirus symptoms can now book a rapid test at Hill House (Bishopsford Road, St.Helier).
The tests give a result within 30 minutes and are designed to identify people who are asymptomatic (not showing any symptoms), who might unknowingly be carrying and spreading coronavirus.
You can book an appointment here. You should not book more than two tests a week.
These rapid tests are specifically for Sutton residents who do not have any symptoms. If you have symptoms you should book a test by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119.
The new rapid testing centre at Hill House will help to reduce the spread of the virus in Sutton. With the phased rollout of the coronavirus vaccine and the public health measures we must all follow, it will help us find a route out of this challenging period.
In the meantime, it is vital that we all continue to: wash our hands more often and for longer; maintain a safe distance from others; and use face coverings when in indoor public spaces or when unable to maintain a safe distance from other people you do not live with.
It is important to note that if:
- as a result of the rapid test you test positive, you must self-isolate and arrange a second test by calling 119 or via nhs.uk/coronavirus. This test will confirm conclusively that you have the virus.
- this result is also confirmed as positive, you will then be asked to provide details of those you have been in close contact with.
- If you test negative, you can continue as before by following all national and regional guidance.
The tests can only look for the virus at the time you have your test. It is therefore essential that even if you test negative, you continue to observe the national COVID-19 restrictions.
More information can be found on the government website.