I've just had a text from my GP asking me to book a blood test. I am on methotrexate and have tests every two months. I cancelled my last one which was due three weeks ago as I was wary about going in to the surgery until we knew what was going on, thinking I'd just rebook. Well, since then we've been lockdown-ed of course. Also I actually had symptoms of covid-19 (very slight temp, no cough but very breathless, lung pain, exhaustion etc) and was checked by my brave GP (in the car park, fully suited up - very surreal!) for signs of pneumonia - thankfully there were none and I'm slowly recovering, touch wood.
Here's the thing - with no tests available, I don't actually know that what I had/have is coronavirus, and I am - to be honest - scared stiff of having to go into the surgery where many other potentially infected people will have been.
Has anybody been to their surgery for blood tests since this began? I guess I am looking for some reassurance about what kind of measures were in place to protect you! Thank you!
PS Obviously I won't be going in until my 14 days of household isolation is over anyhow