Covid-19 testing for all who develop symptoms

Covid-19 testing for all who develop symptoms

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Emma Mcalpine started this petition to UK Parliament

On Thursday 12th March the UK government announced that it was stopping testing of people with Corona Virus symptoms, unless they are admitted to hospital. The population has been advised to self isolate if they have a new continuous cough or a fever.

Corona virus is not the only illness to cause these symptoms. This could lead to people having to self isolate a number of times over the coming months which would put public services and businesses under additional strain to cover these illnesses.

Providing testing for all those displaying symptoms will help people make informed decisions as to whether they should be self isolating for 7 days. Coughs and fevers are common amongst frontline medical staff and teachers who are exposed regularly to many different illnesses. Routine testing will allow vital staff, who may not have Covid-19, to return to work earlier. Comprehensive testing will also allow for a realistic overview of the spread of the Corona virus.

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