Both my wife and I had a tickly cough on Monday last week.

We both decided to have a Covid test on Thursday and the results came back on Friday as both positive.

This came as quite a shock for us both, having thought it was just a cold virus.

Had we not decided to have a test we would have carried on life as normal, not realising we had Covid and spreading the virus to others.

It is paramount that everybody gets tested as quickly as possible to get this virus under control.

Michael Chamberlain