Free rapid COVID tests to be made available to everyone in North East Lincolnshire

From NELC:

Everyone in North East Lincolnshire is to have access to free, rapid COVID testing from 9 April.

The move to offer twice-weekly testing to everyone in the UK was announced by the Government earlier this week.

The tests, which will be available to take at various testing sites across the borough or to collect and carry out at home, can detect the virus in people who are not showing symptoms. Around 1 in 3 people who have the virus are asymptomatic.

Lateral flow tests produce a result within about 30 minutes.

The tests have been vital in identifying positive cases early, allowing them to self-isolate and reduce the spread of the virus.

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