When to Get Tested

When to get tested

If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms, you can always contact your local authorities or health provider for guidance, but whether or not you can get tested will vary from country to country. For instance, the NHS in the UK recommends a 7-14 day isolation period immediately after symptoms become apparent.

Some general guidelines by WHO can help you decide if you ought to get tested. Consider the following:

  • Self-isolation is a valid option because most COVID-19 cases are mild, and those affected are able to recover at home.
  • There is no specific treatment for this virus currently.
  • You should consider testing if you had been traveling recently, especially to countries where the virus is relatively more prevalent.