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Twice weekly testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms

We are all being strongly urged to get tested for COVID-19 two times per week as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Regular testing is free and is going to be an essential part of everyday life as it keeps us safe, slows the spread of the virus and should help prevent the need for future lockdowns.

One in three people with COVID-19 do not experience any symptoms and may be spreading the virus without knowing. Rapid testing is a lateral flow test, made up of throat and nasal swab which produces a result within 30 minutes. This means people who test positive for the virus can self-isolate immediately, which helps prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

Ways you can get your free, twice-weekly test: