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I can't work from home, how can I get the LFD self testing kits?

People who are unable to work from home (including volunteers) and can’t access COVID-19 testing directly through their workplace, can order a lateral flow self-test kit to be delivered direct to their home from: https://gov.wales/get-rapid-lateral-flow-covid-19-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms

Alternatively, testing kits can be collected locally from most community pharmacies across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. This is part of the national Pharmacy LFD Collect service recently launched by Welsh Government – More information on participating pharmacies near you.

It is recommended that tests are undertaken twice a week with the results - negative or positive -recorded on the UK Government portal (www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result).   

This additional testing provision has been introduced across Wales by the Welsh Government as part of its plans to gradually ease restrictions. It does not change how people with symptoms already access COVID-19 testing locally or Welsh Government’s current advice to work from home wherever possible.

If the LFD test result is negative, the individual is safe to attend work. 

If the result is positive, the individual must book a COVID-19 PCR test for the same afternoon via the online UK portal at www.gov.wales/coronavirus or by calling 119 in the usual way. Individuals and their household members must self-isolate while awaiting their PCR test result.

Regardless of a previous negative LFD or PCR test, anyone who develops symptoms of the virus (a new persistent cough, high temperature or loss/change of taste or smell) or other cold or flu-like symptoms (headaches, tiredness general aches and pains), even if mild, should self-isolate and book a test as soon as possible through the online UK portal at www.gov.wales/coronavirus or by calling 119.

Watch a short video demonstration of how to take the test.

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