NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect advice
Information for households.
Households will be sent information explaining how the Test and Protect system works and setting out what to do if someone develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
NHS Test and Protect is being delivered by NHS Scotland to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. People with symptoms are urged to get tested straight away, with positive cases then referred to contact tracers.
The advice is being issued as the country moves into phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s exit strategy routemap with more restrictions being lifted and the new message to ‘Stay safe. Protect others. Save lives’.
The information will also be available online in 16 languages, large print and audio files.
Test and Protect was rolled out across Scotland on 28 May 2020.
People with any of the following symptoms should book a test at nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or call 0800 028 2816 if they are unable to access the online service:
- a high temperature or fever
- a new continuous cough
- a loss of, or change in sense of smell or taste
The leaflet will be available online from 22 June 2020.