Accessing regular rapid lateral flow tests

Anyone can now get regular rapid lateral flow tests (LFT) without having symptoms.  Rapid lateral tests from the universal testing offer can be ordered through:

Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests – GOV.UK (

About 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms but can still infect others, this is why universal testing is so important.

Please continue to test regardless of the vaccine

It is vitally important that you continue to test regardless of whether you have had the vaccine or not.  While the approved vaccines provide protection to a vaccinated person from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, we do not yet know if they prevent someone from passing on the virus to others.  You can still carry the virus on your body and clothes if you come into contact with it.

Everyone must continue to follow guidance, including wearing the correct personal protection equipment (PPE) and undertake regular testing to continue to protect themselves, the people we care for, your family, friends and colleagues.