| 14°C Belfast

Close

Premium


Lisa Smyth

Arranging a test for my coughing daughter (7) was anything but straightforward

Lisa Smyth


Close

Anyone who attends for a test understands the importance of rapidly diagnosing people with Covid-19

Anyone who attends for a test understands the importance of rapidly diagnosing people with Covid-19

Anyone who attends for a test understands the importance of rapidly diagnosing people with Covid-19

Two weeks after returning to school, my seven-year-old daughter came home on Monday afternoon with a cough.

We found ourselves on the official government website, trying to book a Covid test. However, the process was far from straightforward.

Despite both being computer literate, particularly my husband, who designs websites for a living, the system was cumbersome and anything but user-friendly.