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.

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