NHS Test and Trace Service

Information about Lateral Flow Tests (Asymptomatic Testing)

1 in 3 people with coronavirus show no symptoms and therefore can potentially spread it without knowing. Lateral flow tests enable us to find these cases and prevent the spread of infection.

These tests are safe, easy to use and give results in 30 minutes, so those who test positive can self-isolate immediately and avoid passing the virus on to others. The tests include taking a nasal swab.

Take a LFD Test -  ACON Flowflex step by step guide

You should report every result you get from your LFT, even if it is a negative result. You can report a LFT result at www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result.

Please remember that a negative result does not mean you are exempt from current guidance. You must continue to follow the rules around social distancing, mask wearing and indoor gatherings in line with the Government’s guidelines.

Further information about the guidance.