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Relative was sent a Covid-19 test in the post?

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lockdownmu Tue 26-May-20 17:31:50

AIBU to think she must have paid for it.
Background- My mum spoke to her sister (aunt) last week and she's living near her daughter (my cousin). She mentioned to my DM that cousin told her she had been sent a test in the post and was 'chosen randomly'.
Cousin has a record of telling porkies - she's in her late 40s and not in any 'at risk' groups.
Is random testing going on?

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FrowningFlamingo Tue 26-May-20 17:32:15

Yes it is

WombatStewForTea Tue 26-May-20 17:35:00

Yes surprised you didn't know about it

ScrapThatThen Tue 26-May-20 17:35:48

GP practices and the Zoe app are selecting people for tests too.

iklboo Tue 26-May-20 17:37:18

Our friends were sent a kit through the post from their GP surgery.

Smileyaxolotl1 Tue 26-May-20 17:37:44

They are doing random testing to see how many people have it.
This information was published a few weeks ago so it is entirely possible.

Rose789 Tue 26-May-20 17:37:51

Yeah my brother received a letter and a test. Apparently they are randomly testing 100,000 people.

PickUpAPickUpAPenguin Tue 26-May-20 17:38:08

Somebody posted about their child being picked for a test.

I believe that tests are sent to random people so they can see how many people have CV in the community.

lockdownmu Tue 26-May-20 17:38:52

DM has updated me - cousin has returned its sting she didn't want to do it.
We thought she might have an underlying health issue and we were a bit concerned (cousin has autism - I didn't mean to sound harsh in my OP).

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PickUpAPickUpAPenguin Tue 26-May-20 17:38:52

I've just watched the CV daily update and they mentioned the random sampling.

frazzledasarock Tue 26-May-20 17:39:27

Didn’t know you get them through the post.

My SIL was randomly selected to be tested she had to go somewhere to be swabbed. Test results came back very quickly too.

lockdownmu Tue 26-May-20 17:39:30

Watching it now penguin

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Joffrey Tue 26-May-20 17:40:14

My mum was selected for a random test about two weeks ago, a courier was sent to collect it, negative result texted to her 2 days later.

Singlebutmarried Tue 26-May-20 17:41:02

DH did one and it got picked up on Friday I think.

EveryDayIsADuvetDay Tue 26-May-20 17:46:11

I did a non random test a couple of weeks ago - they lost the results.
I'd given them my name, email, DOB and phone number a couple of dozen times, plus registered my NHS number, and called three times to chase.
Hardly bodes well for track and trace. hmm

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