Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptom-free testing

Help stop the spread of COVID-19: Symptom-free testing in Southampton.

The Government have announced that free rapid tests will be offered to everyone in England from 9 April.

Getting into the habit of twice weekly testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to keep each other safe, and alongside the vaccine and other infection control measures such as hands face space will ensure we can continue to ease our way out of lockdown.

One in three people with COVID-19 don’t have symptoms, so could spread the infection without realising it. The testing identifies people when they are most infectious, and enables them to self-isolate, breaking the chain of transmission. 

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Testing will enable more people to continue to work safely, helping businesses and services to be more productive and efficient. The more people we find who have the virus and then self-isolate, the better our chance of breaking the chains of transmission and returning to a more normal way of life.

We don't know yet enough about how the vaccines reduce transmission of infection from one person to another, so those who have already been vaccinated and eligible to get tested should still have regular symptom-free testing.

Thank you to everyone who gets tested. Your contribution is taking us one step closer to fighting this virus.

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For more information please our FAQs page.