If you test positive using a symptom-free LFD test, you should go to GOV.UK website to book a confirmatory PCR test at a PCR test site on the same day or as soon as possible to confirm the result. You must self-isolate immediately by law, along with other members of your household, while you get a confirmatory PCR test. You can leave your house to get your confirmatory PCR test.

Contact tracing will be initiated after your positive LFD test result but will be stopped automatically if you get a negative confirmatory PCR test within 2 days following the positive LFD test result.

If your confirmatory PCR test is positive or you do not get a confirmatory PCR test within 2 days of your positive LFD test, you and everyone in your household must continue to self-isolate for 10 days after the day of the LFD test.

If your confirmatory PCR test is negative and done within 2 days of your positive LFD test, you and everyone in your household can stop self-isolating if everyone has no symptoms of COVID-19.

Travel advice when you receive your notification of a positive LFD test:

  • Travel home immediately, wearing a face covering
  • Wherever possible you should travel home in your own vehicle or by walking or cycling
  • If it is not possible to do so, you should arrange for a member of your household to pick you up
  • You should follow national guidance provided by the Department for Transport when travelling home.
  • Asymptomatic contacts of positives cases should go home as they would normally do. If the contact becomes symptomatic, they should follow same travel advice as positive cases (above).