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Lateral flow testing

Alongside members of staff who are unable to work from home, unpaid carers and volunteers are now also able to order a lateral flow self-test kit online to be delivered direct to their home.

You can also continue to collect your Rapid Home testing kit from your local testing site.
A full list of drive-through sites can be found on the Welsh Government website

This additional voluntary testing provision (known as ‘LFD Collect’) has been introduced by the Welsh Government as part of its plans to gradually ease restrictions.

Lateral flow devices (LFDs) 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. LFDs 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 encourage all staff to participate, when the opportunity arises, in this crucially important drive to make your workplace and local community safer, and to return to life as close to normal as possible. May we take this opportunity to thank you in advance for participating.

Follow our flowchart to find out what you need to do when using a lateral flow test.

Are you symptomatic?

If you're symptomatic, DO NOT use a lateral flow test (LFT).  If you have coronavirus symptoms, you should arrange to have a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. You can book a test online or by calling 119.

If you are not symptomatic, you can take a LFT test. 

What was your LFT result?



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