Testing for people without symptoms

Around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus don’t have any symptoms. Regular testing helps find positive cases quickly, breaks the chains of transmission and protects other people.

The government has introduced free, twice weekly tests for people without symptoms. They are called lateral flow tests or rapid response tests.  

Taking a test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat (tonsil), using a long cotton bud.

You can get rapid response tests by:

  • Pharmacy collect (pick up home test kits)
  • Pharmacy assist (get a supervised test)
  • Online ordering (order home test kits)
  • Workplace testing (take tests via your work)

If you have symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test for people with symptoms online or by calling 119. These tests will take place at the Newclose Cricket Club site or you can order a home PCR test.

Pharmacy Collect

Pharmacy collect allows you to get free home testing kits for people without symptoms. This service is only available at certain pharmacies.

Enter your postcode and find your nearest pharmacy on the NHS Find where to get rapid lateral flow test portal.

Pharmacy Assist

Supervised testing is available in participating pharmacies across the Island.

Enter your postcode and find your nearest pharmacy on the NHS Find where to get rapid lateral flow test portal.

Online ordering

You can order home testing kits direct from the government website. 

Workplace testing

Some workers are already able to access rapid response testing from their workplace. Workers can use home testing if workplace testing hasn’t been set up. 

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