Lateral Flow Tests
Everyone in England now has access to free rapid lateral flow device tests to use twice a week. One in three people with COVID-19 do not experience any symptoms and may be spreading the virus without knowing. Rapid testing detects cases quickly, and using these tests twice a week means that those with coronavirus can isolate immediately and reduce the spread of COVID.
This expanded regular free testing offer for those without symptoms will be delivered through:
- Workplace testing programmes
- Secondary school and college testing
- Community testing at symptom-free sites
- Collection of home test kits from any local testing site
- Collection of home test kits from participating pharmacies
- A home ordering service
For further information on the options for symptom-free testing visit Oxfordshire County Council's website.
Testing through all of these routes is free.
Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will need to self-isolate immediately and book a confirmatory PCR test. Support is available to help you self-isolate.
The NHS is now offering vaccines to 16 and 17 year olds, as well as all adults aged 18 or over . Find out more about when, where and how you will be offered a vaccine appointment on the Oxfordshire County Council website.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
Find out more about the coronavirus vaccine and information about vaccine safety on the NHS website.