People with mild COVID-19 symptoms can book their own test

From today, potential coronavirus patients showing mild symptoms no longer need to book a time through their GPs

More options for those with mild symptoms (photo: Pixabay)
October 21st, 2020 12:26 pm| by Christian W

The health authorities have made it easier for those showing mild symptoms to be tested for COVID-19.

Moments ago, the Sundhedstyrelsenhealth authority revealed that from today, people living in Denmark can book their own test and avoid being referred by their GPs.

Furthermore, a number of new clinics will be established for patients who require swift testing.

“If you don’t feel ill to the extent that you need to speak with your GP, you can now book a time yourself via to see whether you are infected,” said Helene Probst, the deputy head of Sundhedstyrelsen.

Probst said it was important to stay home and isolate yourself – even if you don’t feel too ill – and wait for your test results.

Sundhedstyrelsen recommendations:

Sundhedstyrelsen recommends that you call your GP if:

– you have COVID-19 symptoms and feel sick enough to want to speak to a doctor

– you are worried or in doubt

– it pertains to a child under the age of 2

Sundhedstyrelsen recommends that you book a time yourself at if:

– you have symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, but do not feel sick to the point at which you have a desire to speak with your doctor

– you have been in contact with someone who has been infected

– you want to be tested for some other reason