Regular, rapid testing; show you’re doing what you can to protect your team mates.
Regular, rapid testing is now available to everyone without COVID-19 symptoms.
By making twice-weekly testing part of your everyday life you can help supress the virus and keep each other safe. Alongside the vaccine, it is a key part of our journey out of lockdown so that we can return to as normal life as possible, as quickly as possible.
Rapid testing uses Lateral Flow Devices (LFDs) to detect cases of COVID-19 that we might not otherwise know about. The tests are quick and easy to do, and results come back in 30 minutes.
To make it as easy as possible for everyone to access, there are a number of ways to get a rapid test, including: taking a test at a rapid testing site, picking up a testing kit from various locations across the county or ordering a kit online. If you already get tests through your workplace or school, this is still the best route for you.
If you haven’t done a rapid COVID-19 test before, it’s recommended that you visit a testing centre first to get used to how they work.
If you get a positive result from a rapid test taken at home or at a testing site you should self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test to confirm the result
For more information about COVID-19 testing in Gloucestershire, visit: Gloucestershire County Council