Rapid (lateral flow) testing is available to certain groups who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. You can get regular testing if you:
- need to leave your home for work or volunteering,
- are employed as a PA or Support Worker for a Disabled person,
- live with a child or young person going to school, college or nursery, or are in a childcare bubble or support bubble with them,
- live with someone who works in a school, college or nursery, or are in a childcare bubble or support bubble with them,
- work in a school or in the wider school community, for example as a school bus driver or an after school club supervisor,
- are a childminder or work in childcare.
For information on where to get regular on-site testing (those leaving home for work) or where to collect home test kits (all other groups mentioned above) visit the Council’s website.
If you do get symptoms of COVID-19, you and those you live with must self-isolate and you should book a test at: nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.
If you do get syptoms of COVID-19 but are unable to get to a test site, you can order a home test kit using the Government’s website or by calling 119.
The completed test kit can be returned at a priority postbox, but if this is not possible they can call 119 to arrange a courier collection and receive advice on the correct time to take the test. Those who are physically unable to use the test kit, and have no-one who can do it for them, should use the contact info provided for those who can’t get to a priority post box.
More information is available on the Government website here: COVID-19 home test: step-by-step guide (adults and children) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)