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Scam Text Messages

We have been made aware of a text scam being sent to patients of Wellsbourne Healthcare.

The text advises that you have been in contact with someone with covid and then reads “PCR tests are mandatory and failure to register could lead to movement restrictions and compulsory isolation”. It then directs you to a website requesting payment for PCR tests and is signed ‘NHS-No Reply’. It does not mention Wellsbourne Healthcare by name.This is a scam.

The NHS will not text you to request payment, PCR tests are not mandatory (although we recommend them in some situations!).

The correct website for ordering PCR tests is: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Please be careful when accessing websites that you receive via text. If you can, share this information with others to help them stay safe.