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COVID-19 Rapid Testing for those with no Symptoms

 
What is the rapid testing programme?

The rapid testing programme is being used to help detect and fight COVID-19. It uses lateral flow tests and the programme is only for people showing no symptoms. The tests are free.

Tameside Council’s Public Health team are recommending everyone in Tameside who does not have any symptoms get tested twice weekly.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should book a test online: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

Who can access the rapid testing programme?

Everyone can access the rapid testing programme – there is no eligibility criteria.

Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days should not take a lateral flow test.

How do I get tested?

Tests can be accessed via any of the means below:


Home Testing


A step by step guide on how to take and register a lateral flow test

 

Downloadable instructions on how to complete a lateral flow test are below: 


Your test results

Report the result at www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result or by calling 119:
  • every time you use a rapid lateral flow test kit
  • as soon as possible after you get the result – must be within 24 hours


If you receive a positive result you should stay at home and book a confirmatory PCR test: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test immediately.

Self-Isolation – for advice and guidance including on financial support available please go to www.tameside.gov.uk/coronavirus/selfisolation

 

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