Testing for people who can't work from home
Our targeted asymptomatic testing programme (for people without COVID-19 symptoms) currently has six sites operating across the city with help from the Army.
The testing programme currently focuses on people who are in frontline roles where they may have more unavoidable contact with others such as care homes, health and social care and school staff. Further details on how mass testing will be rolled out to the business community are to follow.
When can I get tested?
You will be notified of how to get tested if you are in one of the groups being offered testing, so please do not get in touch to try and book a test.
You will be contacted directly with details about how you can get tested once testing is set up either in your place of work or at a community site near you.
What happens if I test positive?
If you test positive using a’ lateral flow’ test, you will have to isolate immediately and will be given advice on what to do from that point. Results will feed back into the test and trace service to inform any potential contacts. See self-isolation and treating coronavirus symptoms.
What happens if I test negative?
You must continue to follow the government's preventative measures currently recommended for stopping the spread of the virus.