Testing availability (tier system)

Tier testing system

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Although capacity has increased, the number of daily tests is falling short of capacity. Testing should be open to everyone showing symptoms. This should be available on a tier system where key workers get first opportunity to book a test, followed by supermarket workers etc right down to the general public getting to book what is left. This could be on a time slot basis. This way testing could hit capacity every day.

by Jonathanburns on May 08, 2020 at 02:13PM

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Average rating: 4.3
Based on: 3 votes


  • Posted by mariekilmarnock May 08, 2020 at 14:19

    A tier system for testing is an excellent idea as is the booking system. When do we start? One of the best suggestions so far.
  • Posted by Wulan19 May 08, 2020 at 14:30

    Need to start testing those that aren't showing symptoms but are working, caring or volunteering too, probably more so to understand why so many are still being infected, presumably by asymmetric carriers.
  • Posted by lmg1612 May 08, 2020 at 14:38

    More testing needs to be done thats a given. A tier system is a great idea. But given very little testing is being done I have my doubts it's achievable
  • Posted by sixboys May 08, 2020 at 15:06

    It could be done on a number of people you would usually meet so for example symptomatic supermarket workers who could meet hundreds of people would be higher priority to test than someone who is mostly at home. Please though bear in mind that there is a false negative rate with the test and it works best a certain time after infection / when certain symptoms are being shown and some people who have a negative test could still be infectious, a clear clinical picture with a negative test needs still to be a reason to self isolate. More information about testing and a simple bookable tiered system would be great!
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