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PremierLeague-News.Com - The NHS will supply everyone with two free Covid tests a week from Friday (April 9) - this is how you will be able to get hold of them

Manchester news How to get free NHS coronavirus tests Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - The NHS will supply everyone with two free Covid tests a week from Friday (April 9) - this is how you will be able to get hold of them

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05 April 2021 - 18:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The NHS will provide everyone in England with two free Covid tests a week from Friday (April 9). Lateral flow tests will be available to all adults - regardless of whether you have symptoms or not - and are completely free of charge on the NHS. It is hoped the government initiative will help to break chains of transmission as lockdown measures are eased in England and businesses reopen. The prime minister urged the public to take up the offer during a Downing Street briefing today. He said the tests would be "a great advantage to us all" and explained that he takes them himself every time he goes on a visit. Lateral flow tests can give a result in just 30 minutes - but they are not 100 per cent effective. A positive result from a lateral flow test should always be confirmed with a PCR test, which is sent off to a lab for analysis. Sir Patrick Vallance, the government's chief scientific adviser told today's press conference: "Lateral flow tests are effective at picking up people who are infectious – they are not 100 per cent effective, so a negative doesn’t mean you haven’t absolutely got it but a positive is useful to identify those people who do need to isolate. “Lateral flow tests are definitely part of a way of trying to pick up more people who wouldn’t have otherwise been picked up.” How do you get free lateral flow tests for Covid-19 on the NHS? Urging the public to make use of the tests, the prime minister said they would be available to the public in a number of ways. Some people will be able to get hold of the tests through their employer. You will also be able to pick up a pack of tests from a local pharmacy, a testing centre, or you can order them online, Mr Johnson said.

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. Workplace testing with home kits is being expanded to companies with over 10 workers where on-site testing is impossible. Testing is also being carried out in schools and colleges for staff and students. Those who cannot get tested through their employer will be able to use the gov.uk home ordering service, which will deliver testing kits to your home, or collect their tests from a pharmacy or PCR testing site. People aged over 18 without symptoms will be able to visit a participating local pharmacy and collect a box of seven rapid tests to use twice a week at home. The tests will be available from this Friday, April 9. You can find out the best way of getting tested for you on the NHS website here. Dr Susan Hopkins, of Public Health England, said: "Rapid testing helps us find Covid-19 cases that we wouldn’t otherwise know about, helping to break chains of transmission. "These tests are effective in detecting people that are infectious and therefore most likely to transmit infection to others. They are another tool we now have to help maintain lower infection rates. "I encourage everyone to take up the offer of these free rapid tests – they are quick and easy to carry out in your own home." Read More Related Articles Further trials of vaccines in children to come - but no plans for them to get Covid 'passports' Read More Related Articles All the lockdown rule changes which will come into force on April 12 after Boris Johnson green light

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