Although it feels in some ways like many years ago when Covid-19 emerged, it is only nearing to the two year mark. The reason it feels like longer is because of just how much what we consider to be normal life has changed. Even with various restrictions being lifted, the world is a very different place it was in 2019.
There are a lot of unique rules and regulations in place and restrictions that are designed to keep us all safe and help stop the spread of the virus.
Sometimes, though, these restrictions and regulations can make things a little confusing.
How Some of the Rules in the Pandemic Can Be Confusing
Since early on in the pandemic, like many other places around the world, the UK adopted social distancing rules. These rules were in place for most of 2020 and throughout the UK as a whole, for most of 2021 too. The basics of social distancing, as you are probably aware, is that you are supposed to keep 2 metres apart from anyone not in the same household or bubble as you.
Another important rule was self-isolation. If you suspect you have the virus, receive a positive test result, or have symptoms or people in your home meet this criteria, you are supposed to self-isolate, that is quarantine yourself from others. This basically means you need to stay at home, or wherever you are currently living for a specific amount of time.
These rules, regulations and are obviously designed to keep people safe and prevent or at least slow down the spread of the coronavirus. However great these rules are, though, they do present some problematic situations.
How Can You Get a PCR Test if You Are Currently Self-Isolating After Contact with Covid-19?
One of the unique problems that arises from the directions, restrictions, and regulations in place as part of the Covid-19 pandemic is getting tested when you are told to self-isolate. Say, for example, you have recently been in contact with someone you later learn has symptoms or has had a positive Covid test or you have received a notification through the Track and Trace service, you then need to self-isolate.
That’s all well and good but what if you want to discover whether or not you actually test positive for Covid-19 so that you can get on with continuing your daily activities? Well, although it would seem like you were in a difficult predicament, you have two options. You could book an appointment for a PCR test at a testing place like Pure Testing. Although you are meant to stay at home and self-isolate, if you are only leaving the house for a test, that is fine. You need to make sure though that you go directly to the test facility, and keep a minimum distance of two metres between you and anyone you don’t live with and then when you finish up, go back home immediately.
Another, more simple option, that doesn’t require you leaving your house at all is that you could order a home PCR test kit. Once you order your pack, it will be delivered by Royal Mail to the address you are self-isolating at and then you can follow the directions and carry out the test yourself. Once you have completed the test following the instructions included in the pack, you, or someone else that you live with then just needs to take the completed test sample and post it off in the self-addressed envelope included with the kit.