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Lateral flow testing opens for people without symptoms in EnglandLateral flow testing opens for people without symptoms in England

The following does not replace the organisation testing arrangements for social care employers, which are summarised here.

However, care providers should be aware that from today, 9 April, anyone in England who do not have COVID-19 symptoms can obtain free 30-minute lateral flow tests so they can do twice a week testing.

Understanding lateral flow antigen testing for people without symptoms

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week

These can be done at home, as well as through employers and test sites. People can collect up to 2 packs of 7 tests from a local pharmacy or test site:

People can also order a pack of 7 tests sent to their home. Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK If testing is done at home, the results should be reported online or by phone.

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