We know one in three people show no symptoms at all. This means, as we interact with more people we could be spreading the virus without knowing it.
That’s why every adult and child over 12 in England is advised to take a lateral flow test, also known as a self-test kit, twice a week.
Regular testing helps quickly identify any local Covid outbreaks, slow the spread of the virus and keep the North East open.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to take a lateral flow test at home.
The lateral flow test
Inside your self-test kit, you’ll find
To take the test
Processing the swab sample
Waiting for the results
Reading your results
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