You will be greeted by a member of staff upon arrival, who will check your eligibility, ID and booking information. You’ll then register for the test on your own smartphone or on a tablet provided in the registration area. You will then be asked to take a swab kit. You will be given instructions on…

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Extensive clinical evaluation has been carried out on LFD tests. Evaluations from Public Health England and the University of Oxford show these tests are accurate and sensitive enough to be used in the community for screening and surveillance purposes. When levels of virus are at their highest and people are most likely to pass on…

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Targeted Community Testing uses Lateral Flow Devices (LFD). An LFD detects the presence or absence of coronavirus from a swab sample. The sample is mixed with a buffer solution, which releases and breaks up virus fragments. Some of the solution is then dropped on to the LFD. The sample runs along the surface of the…

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We recommend getting tested two times a week where possible, in line with recommendations from nationally run symptom-free testing streams for other workforces that need to leave the home to work. We recommend you do this regularly while testing is available to help stop the spread of the virus.

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Targeted Community Testing sites are open Monday – Friday, 8am – 7.30pm. Community pharmacy opening hours vary. Some have availability at weekends. Please refer to the online portal to see available slots on offer at individual community pharmacy sites. Available slots will be shown for the current week and the week ahead.

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On-site testing is available at our Targeted Community Testing sites and participating community pharmacies. More sites will become available across the county while testing is running. Locations of sites can be found on the online portal.

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