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Do I still need to carry out an LFD test if I am going to be with a group of people?

From 31 March 2022 free LFD tests are only available to members of the general public if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.

The main COVID-19 symptoms are:

  • A new continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have symptoms, self-isolate, and order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK (opens in new tab) or call 119 between the hours of 7am and 11pm (people with hearing or speech difficulties can call 18001 119).

If you wish to manage your personal risk, LFDs will be available for the general public to purchase from retailers such as high street pharmacies.

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