Having the test for Covid 19 carried out does not change the advice of social isolation and distancing.

This is the message from IMO President Dr.Padraig McGarry who says that those presenting with flu like symptoms or respiratory issues will be advised to self-isolate regardless of whether an official test is carried out or not.

He has also stated firmly that under no circumstance should patients turn up to any GP surgery without prior contact with the practise following which people will be brought in ‘appropriately’ in order to implement a form of social distancing.

Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show Doctor McGarry said that only those with a clinical baring will be tested and he had this message for people: