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Lateral Flow testing for people at higher risk from COVID-19

Please use the national online portal for ordering in the first instance. Kits are free and will be posted to you direct. Alternatively, find a pharmacy near you that offers lateral flow devices.

NHS England has identified that some people are at higher risk of serious ill-health if they catch COVID-19. These groups include:

  • People in socially or economically disadvantaged areas
  • People working in high-risk occupations
  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic people
  • People with drug and/or alcohol dependencies
  • People who are rough sleeping
  • Travelling communities
  • Refugees, migrants and asylum seekers
  • People living in multiple-occupancy households

Lateral flow testing offered by Warwickshire County Council focuses on people in these and some other categories of increased risk.

Tests can be completed or collected in the following ways for people in one of these categories:

  • at our testing site at Nuneaton United Reform Church - take a test onsite or collect a home test kit
  • at our mobile vehicle – collect a home test kit
  • at a Community Collect location- collect a home test kit
  • through your employer if they offer testing
  • by collecting a home test kit from one of these pharmacies or testing locations
  • by ordering a home test kit online if you can't collect one locally

Test site location

Nuneaton United Reform Church, 2 Chapel Street, Nuneaton, CV11 5QH

  • Open six days a week
  • Weekday opening, 8.15am to 3.45pm
  • Saturday opening, 10.15am to 3.45pm
  • Kits for home testing can be collected here
  • Car parking is available in the local area. There is no parking on site.

Attending our Nuneaton test site

  • Please bring a mobile phone number or email address with you to the test site as test results will be sent electronically. Without one it will be difficult to get your test result. The contact can belong to a friend or family member if you don’t have one.
  • Please wear a face covering (unless exempt).
  • Results should be available within an hour and will be sent as an SMS text and/or email. If you do not have the means to receive this message, you will need to identify someone to receive the results on your behalf and inform you of the result. You will need to bring their email address or mobile phone number to the test centre. At present, NHS Test and Trace cannot inform you of the result without this.
  • Do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating for another reason. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please book a PCR test online or ring 119.

At the test site

  • Please enter the outer test site and, if you need to queue, please observe the two metre social distancing.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times unless exempt.
  • The test site operates a one-way system to manage the flow of people. Please use hand sanitisers on entry and exit of the test site. There is ongoing cleaning of the site between each use.
  • One of our ‘meet and greet’ team will direct you to the registration desk.
  • Upon entering the inner site, you will receive a test card (with QR code) and three barcodes. Assistance will be offered with the registration process if required.
  • View a clip of what you need to do to perform the test on site (3 mins 30 secs).
  • You will be directed to an available booth where you will self-swab. Please note the test is a self-administered nose and throat swab test. If you cannot administer the test yourself, please bring along someone to help you. For children aged 2 to 16, parents/carers must attend and administer the test.
  • The Sample Supervisor Operative will be able to provide guidance and will take the sample for analysis.

After the test

What we do

  • Our technician waits 20 to 30 minutes, reads the result on the lateral flow device and marks it.
  • The device barcode is scanned with the mobile app and the results are entered.
  • Notification of result will be shared with UK Health Security Agency and Warwickshire County Council.

What you do

  • Once the test is complete, you will then be able to leave, and your results will be sent to you via text or email by NHS Test and Trace.
  • You receive results electronically from NHS Test and Trace within one or two hours and follow the advice provided.
  • If you do not receive your test result, ring 119 and quote your test barcode to receive your result.

Positive result

At this time, a positive lateral flow test result is enough to indicate Covid-19 infection. People are not required to get a PCR test to confirm the result, and should isolate in line with the current guidance on isolation.

Negative result

  • If you test negative you do not need to isolate, but you may continue to follow guidance to protect others.
  • You may continue to follow the guidelines of hands, face, space and keep contacts to a minimum.
  • Please continue to be vigilant and follow national guidelines. if you develop any of the COVID-19 symptoms. Book a test online via the NHS or by ringing 119.

Void result

Take another lateral flow test. You can attend our Nuneaton United Reform test site if you would like advice on taking the test.

Test results not received

All test results are managed by the national NHS Test and Trace Service. If you do not receive your test results within 12 hours, ring 119 and quote your test barcode number.

For more information, please see the official NHS guidance.

Data and privacy

Personal data taken in order to perform the lateral flow tests and the subsequent test results are administered by the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care’s Covid Privacy Notice should be read in conjunction with the privacy notices above. These results are shared with the UK Health Security Agency and Warwickshire County Council.

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