Rapid COVID testing is now being used at e-physiotherapy. The physiotherapist is tested twice a week and if clients would like to be tested they can pay for testing prior to their appointment. The fee for this is £45 in addition to the usual appointment fee.

This is to reassure clients who are at higher risk of severe symptoms and complications from coronavirus that the risk of them contracting COVID19 at e-physiotherapy is minimized.

The test being used is not quite as good as molecular assay – polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, which needs to be sent to a lab and takes 24-48 hours for a result. Costs are around £200 for these tests. If you need an official record of your COVID status, this cannot be provided from these tests, only registered laboratories can provide these certificates. A list of these providers can be found on the UK government website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing

The results of the rapid test are available in 15 minutes. The antigen detection test being used is from DNA Diagnostics and you can find out more about it at:

https://dna-diagnostic.com/products/human/covid-19/