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Lateral flow testing

About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still infect others.

Getting tested regularly is the only way to know if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading.

Rapid lateral flow tests (LFT’s) are for people who do not have coronavirus symptoms.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms you need to book a PCR test

You can order rapid lateral flow tests on-line and get them delivered to your home. You can also collect testing kits in person. Find your nearest collection point and opening times

Lateral flow devices are used to identify people with COVID-19 who are not showing symptoms. If left undetected they will continue to spread the virus. As many as one in three people with COVID-19 show no signs of having it, that is they are ‘asymptomatic’. Testing those without symptoms is an important tool in the fight against coronavirus. Each positive case identified can help prevent many more infections.

Self-testing for COVID-19 is simple, quick and can be carried out at home without the need to attend a test centre or post samples to a lab for analysis. Lateral flow devices are easy to use and give results in 30 minutes. They are easy to interpret and can be used in a wide range of settings.

Many people with coronavirus (COVID-19) have mild, or even no symptoms, but can still spread the virus. With regular self-testing we can slow the spread and help protect the most vulnerable in our families and communities.

We are encouraging all our staff to participate in this important drive to make your workplace and local community safer. May we take this opportunity to thank you in advance for participating.

 

 

 

Page updated: 12/08/2021 12:21:14