Get tested as a precaution

Telford & Wrekin Council are asking residents to get a Covid-19 test as a precaution following the increase of cases within the borough, with a rate of 332 cases per 100,000,  which is significantly higher than the national average.

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Public Health Team have reported that many of those who have tested positive have also displayed other symptoms aside from the main ones.


Until now only those people showing one of the three main symptoms of the virus were asked to take a test:

Stock image of a snowman asking residents to get a test to save Christmas.


  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of taste or smell


Anyone with any of these symptoms must still book a test immediately and self-isolate.

Other symptoms

If you are displaying any of the following symptoms Telford & Wrekin Council are asking you to get a “precautionary” test, which will hopefully help identify cases as early as possible and help slow the spread.

  • Headaches
  • Aches and pains
  • Feeling tired for no good reason
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Tummy ache in children

Booking a test

Booking a test online is easy and can be done here book a test

When you get the following question in the online form Why are you asking for a test?”  – you need to select the following answer:
– My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms

If you are booking a coronavirus test as a precaution due to one or more of the above symptoms, you don’t need to self-isolate unless you receive a positive test result.

Stock image of an elderly man reading, with the caption asking people to take a test to protect their loved one.

Council leader Shaun Davies said: “We all need to play our part in continuing to fight the coronavirus spread in Telford and Wrekin. That’s why we’re broadening out to precautionary testing for residents who are experiencing these other symptoms. We must continue to do all we can to protect ourselves, our families and especially older people who are at the highest risk.”

For more information about the coronavirus, advice and support please visit Telford & Wrekin Council – coronavirus

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