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Headteacher's dismay as PCR test results mixed up TWICE

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A Norwich headteacher claims she was forced to isolate unnecessarily after her PCR test was TWICE mixed up with her daughter's.

The 47-year-old head, who does not want to be named, has hit out at staff at the Postwick testing site in Norwich following the ordeal — which almost saw her poorly daughter head into school and infect her peers.

Her husband, a 52-year-old engineer, said: "It's farcical. We suspected our daughter had Covid because she tested positive on a lateral flows. My wife and I were consistently negative.

"When we went to Postwick site for an assisted test, we saw the assistant mix up my daughter and wife's swabs. When the results came back showing my daughter was negative and wife positive, we smelled a rat.

"We called 119 and they admitted the error, and recommended my wife and daughter do another PCR........

© Norwich Evening News

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