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Rapid lateral flow testing (LFT) for USE AT HOME

Please see the information below with details of how households can order LFT covid-19 tests for use at home

Around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus (COVID-19) do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms (asymptomatic testing) is important to help stop the virus spreading. As lockdown restrictions gradually ease, we all need to play our part to help protect each other.

On Sunday 28 February, the Department of Health and Social Care announced that from Monday 1 March, households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, can test themselves twice every week at home as schools return from Monday 8 March.  

Schools should not give test kits to parents, carers or household members and should not order more test kits for this purpose. Click here to order LFT tests to use at home.

This guidance provides information on who can be tested and how you can get a test.