Testing

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Testing Sites

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a free test. There are a number of testing sites across Berkshire and the surrounding areas. 

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Rapid Antigen Test for SARS Covid-19
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Twice-weekly rapid testing available to everyone in England

Everyone in England who does not have coronavirus symptoms will be able to access free, regular, rapid LFDs for themselves and their families to use twice a week, in line with clinical guidance. The government is encouraging everyone to take regular tests to help reduce transmission.

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Lateral Flow Testing
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Lateral Flow Testing

One in three people who have Covid-19 do not have any symptoms (they are asymptomatic). Lateral Flow Tests identify people who are asymptomatic and could be spreading the virus without knowing it.

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Lateral Flow Testing Q&A
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Lateral Flow Testing Q&A

What is a Lateral Flow Test and how does it work? How long does it take? Who is eligible for a test? Find the answers to these questions and more here.

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Children at school
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Back to school guidance

With the imminent return to schools, guidance is being distributed from the Department of Education and the government.  It is clear that the goal is to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education - particularly given that the direct clinical risks to children are low and every adult has been offered a first vaccine and the opportunity for two doses by mid-September. 

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Local contact tracing

Self-isolating if you have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, is extremely important in order to help control and stop the spread of the virus.

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