There are currently 2 ways to test for COVID. Lateral Flow Devices (LFD) can be used on children secondary age onwards and adults who are not displaying symptoms.
If you or a family member has any of the 3 main COVID symptoms which are;
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back, you do not need to measure your temperature
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
Then you must arrange to have a PCR test at a test centre or via a PCR home test kit.