COVID-19 lateral flow RAPID TEST (7)

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COVID-19 lateral flow antigen tests allow the detection of people with high levels of the COVID-19 virus, making them effective in identifying individuals who are most likely to transmit the virus, including those not showing symptoms.

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The test kits will be provided free of charge to people requesting them and contractors can supply one box of test kits per individual, with up to four boxes being provided per transaction (i.e. test kits for up to four individuals in one transaction).

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COVID-19 lateral flow antigen tests allow the detection of people with high levels of the COVID-19 virus, making them effective in identifying individuals who are most likely to transmit the virus, including those not showing symptoms.

With up to a third of infected individuals not displaying symptoms, broadening asymptomatic testing is an essential part of the nation’s fight against COVID-19. Increased use of lateral flow devices (LFD) can help identify more people who are highly likely to spread the virus, and therefore break the chain of transmission.

The service allows asymptomatic people to collect/receive LFD test kits, free of charge, from community pharmacies, so they can undertake regular testing as part of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap plan. The most common circumstances that will prompt a person to undertake regular tests are:

  1. They are a child at school or are in a bubble with school children;
  2. They work at a school or are in a bubble with school staff;
  3. They have to leave the house for work;
  4. Their local council has advised them to test; or
  5. Their GP or another healthcare professional has advised them to test.

People can also request tests for regular use for other reasons. Everyone in England is to be given access to two free coronavirus tests a week.

People self-administer the tests away from the pharmacy, e.g. at home.

The pharmacy is consequently not involved in the generation of test results, supporting the reporting of results or the next steps for the person taking the test.

The service will be reviewed at the end of June 2021. This will allow the service specification to be updated in light of possible insight from user engagement and the experience of contractors providing the service.