Walton on Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Walton on Trent

Clerk RFO: Ian Bentley
P O Box 8524, Burton on Trent
Staffordshire DE14 9PF

Tel: 07946 328567

Regular rapid COVID-19 tests available

Regular rapid COVID-19 tests available for people who don't have symptoms

Around one in three people who have COVID-19 do not have any symptoms but are still at risk of spreading the virus to others around them.

The test for people without symptoms of COVID-19 is called a rapid lateral flow test and be completed in the comfort of your own home.

This usually involves rubbing a long cotton bud (swab) over your tonsils (or where they would have been) and inside your nose.

The tests can give you a result in 30 minutes using a similar indication system to a home pregnancy test and do not need to be sent to a lab.

For more information or to order these tests, visit the gov.uk website: Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

If you test positive, you and anyone you live with will need to self-isolate in line with current national guidelines. A PCR test which is meant for people who have symptoms, more information is available here: Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Posted: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 11:10 by Parish Clerk

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