Dudley Borough Covid Screening in Community Pharmacies
Covid 19 symptom free (lateral flow Covid 19 tests)
Anyone who needs to leave their home for any reason (such as work, caring responsibilities, shopping, etc.) is being encouraged to get regular rapid symptom free Covid-19 tests.
Regular, twice weekly rapid testing for people without symptoms is a vital part of the fight against Covid-19. 1 in 3 people don't have any symptoms, so don't know they have the virus. Rapid symptom free testing finds hidden cases, ensuring you don't pass it onto family members, friends or workmates, stopping the spread of the virus.
The tests are available by appointment only and are for people who are completely symptom free. If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus:
· a new, continuous cough
· a high temperature
· a loss or change to your sense of smell
· or if you feel unwell for any other reason you must book a standard COVID test at one of the borough's testing sites.
You must only get a symptom-free test if you feel completely well and have no symptoms at all.
If you feel unwell but are not displaying the usual symptoms of coronavirus, you must book a standard COVID test and not a symptom-free test.
Make an appointment at your local pharmacy, below, for a symptom-free, lateral flow COVID test. This service is available to adults and children meeting the above criteria. Parents can have their children tested if they perform the swab on the child.
It is important to keep testing even if you have had the vaccination.