Coronavirus (COVID-19) I do not have symptoms

Rapid lateral flow tests

These tests are for residents who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.

It is recommended to have a test twice a week, even if you have been vaccinated.

Anyone who has symptoms, should get a standard PCR COVID-19 test (opens in a new window) and self-isolate.

There is no charge for these tests.

Get a supervised on-site test

If you need support with taking a test, supervised tests are available in participating pharmacies and opticians.

You must be over 12 years of age and have no symptoms of COVID-19.

In Worcestershire, from Tuesday 1 June 2021, children aged two and above are also able to have a rapid lateral flow test at a participating pharmacy. Children under 16 must be supervised and assisted by a parent or guardian.

Book a test in a pharmacy or optician

Taking your rapid lateral flow test at home.

Collect your rapid home testing kits from any of the collection points the county, including participating shops, pharmacies, and most libraries.

Website: Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests - NHS (opens in a new window)

You do not need to make an appointment to collect a rapid lateral flow home test kit.

Remember to always read the instructions.

Website: NHS how to do a rapid lateral flow test (opens in a new window)

What to do if your rapid test is positive

Anyone who has had a positive rapid flow (LFT) test must: self-isolate immediately and get a standard PCR test.

Website: Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

Website: COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection (opens in a new window)

Read our regular rapid testing FAQs

For all queries on testing please email:

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