|WHY GET TESTED REGULARLY IF YOU DON'T HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS?
We should all get tested frequently because it helps detect the most infectious COVID-19 cases and helps stop the virus spreading.
About 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms but can still infect others. You can get free regular COVID tests if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19.
It’s recommended that we all do rapid Lateral Flow Device COVID tests at least twice a week (every 3 to 4 days) to check if we have the virus. If people test positive they should get a PCR test and self-isolate until they get a negative result as this helps stop the virus spreading.
Even if you’re vaccinated, there’s still a chance you can pass COVID-19 on, so you should keep getting tested regularly.
You can order free COVID tests to do at home
and keep the people you care about safe, or find your local click and collect centre here
However, if you DO have symptoms of COVID-19, you need a different test called a PCR test, which you can book on the Government website