Around one in three people who are infected with Covid-19 have no symptoms so could be spreading the disease without knowing it. Rapid testing using lateral flow test devices, is a fast and simple way to test people who do not have symptoms of Covid-19, but who may still be positive and spreading the virus.
We can offer symptom-free tests if you cannot work from home or come into contact with others through your work, and that you meet the critical worker criteria and are without Covid-19 symptoms. We recommend that you take a test every three to four days. Anyone who tests positive will need to self-isolate in line with government guidance. This will help break the chain of transmission to others.
The current government guidance says you can only leave home for work purposes where it is unreasonable for you to do your job from home. Therefore, anyone able to work from home must continue to do so. This type of testing should not be used as a reason to bring back those workers to a workplace.
We now have a number of symptom-free testing sites available across Herefordshire.
To book a symptom free Covid-19 test, please visit Herefordshire Council Symptom Free Rapid Testing Page