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 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
- A home ordering service
A new pharmacy collection service is also launching to provide an additional route to regular testing. 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. For further information on the options for symptom-free testing visit Oxfordshire County Council's website.
The coronavirus vaccine programme is underway in Oxford. 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, including who will get the vaccine first, and information about vaccine safety on the NHS website.