Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and vaccination

Symptom-free Testing

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.

Coronavirus Vaccine

Vaccine appointments

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.

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