Testing for people without symptoms

Around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus don’t have any symptoms. Regular testing helps find positive cases quickly. It helps to stop the virus spreading and protects other people.

Rapid response, lateral flow tests (LFT) are available for free.

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.

From 1 October 2021 you need a collect code to pick up test kits in pharmacies. Get your collect code from the government website

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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