Adults in England can now get regular Lateral Flow Tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) in line with the latest Government initiative.
It is estimated that 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have any symptoms but can still infect others, and so 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, along with other initiatives including track and trace and vaccination.
How to get regular rapid tests
Adults can order a pack of 7 test kits to be delivered to their home address, or get a rapid Lateral Flow Test kit comprising of 2 packs of 7 test kits from a local pharmacy or Test site.
Details of where to order a kit to be delivered to your home address are available at: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
This site contains additional information and links to other sites which detail pharmacies where kits can be collected and COVID-19 Test sites by simply entering your postcode which will bring up a map with all the locations where kits can be obtained, or direct you to a local government website. Tap on the numbered location to bring up the details including contact details, opening times, directions, etc. Please check before visiting any locations for any specific requirements as you may need to book in advance.
Additional information regarding testing in other parts of the United Kingdom are available at:
Scotland – https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/test-and-protect/coronavirus-covid-19-testing
Wales – https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/
Northern Ireland – https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/
While this shouldn’t be seen as a company ‘policy’ – we would encourage everyone to take part in regular rapid Lateral Flow Testing to assist in reducing the spread of coronavirus.
There is due to be more information regarding this on TV, online and newspapers, which will continue to urge the public to take the “next step safely”.