The rules have changed and lateral flow tests are no longer free for everyone. In England, you can order tests if:
Lateral flow testing involves a swab of the nose and tonsils to collect a sample but it doesn't need to be sent to a lab for analysis like standard PCR tests do.
Lateral flow tests get results much faster, in just 30 minutes.
Watch this video below to see how the test is done.
While you’re no longer legally required to stay at home (self-isolate) if you test positive for Covid-19, you should still take steps to help reduce the chance of passing it onto others.
You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
You can speak to other Norfolk parents and carers by clicking our online community forum below.