COVID-19 Testing

There are two types of COVID-19 test, dependent on what you are using the test for. If you have covid symptoms you must have a PCR test, while Lateral flow tests are used for those without any symptoms to regularly check for COVID-19 infection. Further information can be found below:

PCR TEST

You need to have this test

  • if you have any of the COVID Symptoms
  • if you have positive lateral flow test
  • if you are self isolating due to close contact with someone who tested postive for COVID-19
 Get a COVID-19 PCR test

 

LATERAL FLOW TEST

This is a rapid test for those without any symptoms of COVID-19. This is due 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 infection do not have any symptoms of the infection. You should test twice a week (every 3-4 days). This test can be done yourself at home or at lateral flow testing site. This is a free test which can be ordered from online or picked up from local test pick up site. 

If the lateral flow test shows positive then you must organise a PCR test (see above) to confirm the diagnosis.

 Order Lateral Flow test online
 Go To Local Test Site
 Find Local Pick Up Sites

 

Please see the pictorial guide to COVID-19 testing

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