COVID-19 LATERAL FLOW TEST

Covid 19

COVID-19 LATERAL FLOW TEST

From 22 October you will be able to book an antigen lateral flow device (LFD) test instead of a PCR for your ‘on arrival’ test.

Lateral Flow Tests Explained:

Rapid lateral flow tests are for people who do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). The tests give a quick result using a device similar to a pregnancy test.

Before doing a rapid lateral flow test

If you're doing the test at home:

  • try not to eat, drink, smoke or vape 30 minutes before doing the test as this may affect the result of some tests

  • read the instructions carefully

  • clean the surface you're putting the test on

  • check that nothing in the test kit is damaged or broken

  • start the test within 30 minutes of opening the test kit

 

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