Asymptomatic Testing

Asymptomatic testing for parents and adults in households with children at school or college

About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms is important to help stop the virus spreading and protect your loved ones. As lockdown restrictions gradually ease we all need to play our part to help protect each other.

All adults in households with children of school age without symptoms can also now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.

There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home twice-weekly:

By ordering a home test kit online – do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most: Click here for online ordering

What twice-weekly testing involves

You will be asked to:

  • Take a test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days apart)
  • Report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test

Click here for reporting results

If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should:

A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including:

  • Regular handwashing
  • Social distancing
  • Wearing a face covering where recommended
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