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Testing helps find out who has been infected with COVID-19 and to take the right action to prevent further spread of infection.

Rapid tests with same day results are available for people without coronavirus symptoms, who cannot work from home.

Around one in three people with COVID-19 have no symptoms. Proactively testing asymptomatic individuals will help people identify when they have the coronavirus meaning they and their close contacts can self-isolate promptly. This helps break chains of transmission and reduces the spread of the virus.

If you own or run a business and have employees or workers on your site in public-facing or other key manual roles that cannot be undertaken from home, please encourage them to get a rapid test (also know as a Lateral Flow Test or LFT), if they do not have symptoms.

You can book twice-weekly rapid tests to help keep everyone safe. You can also walk in to a rapid testing centre without booking, but please be prepared to wait.

Don't forget too that it also remains vitally important to book a test if you do have COVID-19 symptoms.

Click for details of all types of local testing locations and opening hours.