Lateral flow testing.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to get a lateral flow test regularly to check they are not unknowingly carrying the virus. Rapid lateral flow Covid tests are available for free to everyone in Staffordshire. Find out where to get them here
One in three people who have the virus show no symptoms, which is why everyone needs to get tested regularly, even if they have had their vaccine.
If your lateral flow test result is positive then you should isolate and book a coronavirus test online here or by ringing 119.
You should remain in isolation until you receive your test result. If it is negative you can return to school or work once you are well enough to do so. If is it positive you will need to isolate for 10 days starting the day after the onset of symptoms.
The main symptoms of Covid are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste