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Community Testing programme

The Community Testing programme has now been opened up to everyone so that it can become part of all our lives as society opens up.

The key message is for everyone to get tested twice a week. There are two options: to attend a testing venue (one of the council LFT venues or pharmacies) or to pick up boxes of tests from a distribution point and do them at home. These will become more numerous in the coming weeks.

All Household contacts of cases of COVID-19 can now access PCR tests to see if they are also infected even if they don’t have symptoms. Around 25 to 40% of household contacts will also be infected and around 15% of non-household contacts will be infected so it is a good idea to get a PCR test as soon as you know that you are a contact.