The work­load asso­ci­at­ed with coro­n­avirus tests caus­es delays in get­ting test results

No new coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in Soite’s area, but there are delays in the test results. Soite’s coro­n­avirus test­ing has been very busy in recent days, and the analy­sis of the results in Nord­lab’s lab­o­ra­to­ry has unfor­tu­nate­ly been delayed. It can cur­rent­ly take 2–3 days to get a coro­n­avirus test result. After coro­n­avirus test­ing, test­ed indi­vid­u­als must remain in home quar­an­tine until the result has been received. We ask that you remain patient.

We still urge you to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing with­out hes­i­ta­tion, even if you have only mild symp­toms indica­tive of a coro­n­avirus infec­tion. An appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing can eas­i­ly be booked through the Omaolo ser­vice online or via Soite’s Coro­n­avirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / via the children’s hos­pi­tal, phone 06 826 4444.

The list of poten­tial expo­sure sit­u­a­tions has been updat­ed as follows:

We ask those who have vis­it­ed pos­si­ble expo­sure sites to observe them­selves for any symp­toms and to book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing even if they only have mild symp­toms. Please observe, how­ev­er, that even if you have vis­it­ed a poten­tial expo­sure site, you do not need to con­tact Soite by phone if you do not have any symp­toms. It is enough if you fol­low the coro­n­avirus rec­om­men­da­tions i.e. keep the num­ber of close con­tacts to a min­i­mum, avoid unnec­es­sary social gath­er­ings and be mind­ful of prop­er use of face masks, main­tain a safe­ty dis­tance of 2 meters and exer­cise good hand hygiene. If you have even just mild symp­toms, please book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus testing.


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