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Rapid lateral flow testing in Devon

Taking a rapid test is fast and convenient – and you can choose how and when to access the tests.

Before visiting a test site

Do not turn up for a lateral flow test if you are below the age of 16, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as a:

  • new and continuous cough
  • high temperature
  • loss of, or change to, your sense of taste or smell

If you are experiencing any of those symptoms you should use the GOV.UK website to arrange an NHS test.

After your test

Please take note of the following advice about what to do when you get your test result.

Negative result

A negative result does not remove the need to follow existing COVID-19 measures socially and in the workplace. You should carry on with your day but proceed with caution, following all COVID-19 measures as normal.

Positive result

If you receive a positive lateral flow test:

Read our guidance on self-isolating.

If you are eligible, a positive lateral flow result will enable you to qualify for self-isolation payments.

Get help

If you need some help you can contact us on 0345 155 1015.

We’ve provided some more details about lateral flow tests to help explain what the tests are and how they work.

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