Covid-19 testing is available at Fleet Street Clinic, including PCR testing for active infection, antibody testing for confirmation of past infection and PCR testing for travel purposes including travel certificate.
Samples can be collected in-clinic, during a home from the nurse or using a self-sample home testing kit.
Alternatively, please call our reception team on 020 7353 5678 to see which option is most appropriate for your current circumstance.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), please do not leave your home. That includes coming into the clinic, any other GP surgery, a pharmacy or a hospital.
We’d suggest you can book a virtual GP appointment with one of our doctors. You can discuss your health concerns and symptoms by telephone or video call.
Alternatively, you can use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, always call 999 for an ambulance.
If you have symptoms you should self-isolate for 7 days. If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started. This is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear. More details about self-isolation can be found here.
Gov.uk: For the latest guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals, businesses, schools and other organisations.
Public Health England: For the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk. You can sign up for email alerts from PHE concerning coronavirus updates here.
NaTHNaC: For travel health advice for travellers to countries/areas affected by COVID-19
Dr Richard Dawood, Travel Specialist and Medical Director of Fleet Street Clinic:
Dr Dawood’s initial response from 27th January:
“It is difficult to predict at the moment how the new coronavirus is going to spread, and its impact on international travel. Coronaviruses make up a large family of viruses that include some that cause the common cold. Cold viruses target the upper respiratory tract and generally cause only a mild illness. However, in recent years, two previous coronaviruses have emerged that cause more serious illness. SARS and MERS viruses. This new coronavirus targets the lower respiratory tract, causing a lung infection (viral pneumonia). The illness seems to have a much lower fatality rate than SARS or MERS – possibly around 2%.
In order to know how easily a disease might spread globally, there are a few technical things we need to know. With a totally new disease, nobody will be immune, and the entire population is potentially susceptible. Each bug has a special characteristic called its “reproductive number”, or R0 (R nought” for short. This is the average number of people each infected case actually passes the infection on to, during the time that they are infective. British scientists have concluded that on average every individual infected by the coronavirus is passing it on to two or three others. At such a rate, it will be necessary to prevent 60 per cent of cases to bring the outbreak under control.
For now, the best approach is to keep track of advice issued by the WHO, CDC, Public Health England, and other public health authorities coordinating the global response.”
Please note: All information stated is correct at time of posting.
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