Uk News How to get a free lateral flow Covid test at home, and how they work United Kingdom news
PremierLeague-News.Com - The tests will be free, and will be available to everyone, including people without symptoms
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Everyone in England will be offered two lateral flow Covid tests a week from Friday 9 April, as the Government expands its testing programme.The tests will be free, and will be available to everyone, including people without symptoms.Lateral flow tests can be administered yourself, and provide results in as little as 30 minutes.The i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Around one in three people who have Covid-19 show no symptoms, and as we reopen society and resume parts of life we have all dearly missed, regular rapid testing is going to be fundamental in helping us quickly spot positive cases and squash any outbreaks.”Prime Minister Boris Johnson added that increased testing will help “stop outbreaks in their tracks, so we can get back to seeing the people we love and doing the things we enjoy”.How to get a lateral flow testThere will be multiple ways to get a lateral flow test, including:A home ordering service, which allows people to order lateral flow tests online to be delivered to their homeWorkplace testing programmes, onsite or at homeCommunity testing, offered by all local authoritiesCollection at a local PCR test site during specific test collection time windowsCollection at participating pharmaciesTesting on-site at schools and collegesIf testing at home, individuals will need to register their results online or by calling 119. They should self-isolate if positive and order a confirmatory PCR test.How do lateral flow tests work?Lateral flow tests are taken in a similar way to PCR tests, but use technology more akin to pregnancy tests.
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.Then you drip the solution onto the specimen strip, and wait for 30 minutes. After this you should either see a positive, negative or inconclusive result.Lateral flow tests are a type of antigen testing, which look for proteins that exist on the surface of the virus.Recent analysis from NHS Test and Trace shows that for every 1,000 lateral flow tests carried out, there is less than one false positive result.Dr Susan Hopkins, Covid-19 strategic response director at Public Health England and chief medical adviser to NHS Test and Trace, 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.”
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