Regular rapid coronavirus tests if you do not have symptoms
You can get free regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The free NHS rapid lateral flow tests are now available from all Chana Chemist branches.
Why you should get tested regularly?
About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still infect others.
Getting tested regularly is the only way to know if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus from spreading.
Who this service is for?
You can only use this service if:
About rapid tests
The test for people without coronavirus symptoms is called a rapid lateral flow test.
This usually involves rubbing a long cotton bud (swab) over your tonsils (or where they would have been) and inside your nose.
The tests can give you a result in 30 minutes. They use a device similar to a pregnancy test and do not need to be sent to a lab.
You can do a rapid test at home or at a rapid lateral flow test site.
If you test positive, you and anyone you live with will need to self-isolate.
Who can get regular rapid tests?
Anyone in England who does not have symptoms can now get regular rapid lateral flow tests to check for coronavirus.
Get a test to do at home
You can get rapid tests to do at home.
You can collect up to 2 packs of 7 tests from our pharmacy.
If you do tests at home, you'll need to report your results online or on the phone to NHS.
This service is available in the following pharmacies.