Lateral Flow testing for the general population
The Government is asking all people aged 11 and over to take a lateral flow (asymptomatic) test before attending any public get togethers and events where they will come into contact with different people.
How to get a box of home tests
You do not need to book an appointment to collect home test kits.
What lateral flow testing involves
- Report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test
- Report your test result online or by calling 119
If you test positive you do not at this time need to get a PCR test to confirm the result. A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice where you can, including:
- regular handwashing
- social distancing
- wearing a face covering where recommended
- meeting people outdoors or in well ventilated spaces