Community testing for Covid-19 in people with no symptoms is now on offer in East Sussex, including for anyone who needs to leave home to work, to volunteer or care for someone else.
Tests can be booked at several community pharmacies across Sussex, or at dedicated testing sites in Brighton and Hove.
One in three people with coronavirus have no symptoms and can spread the virus without knowing. Community testing allows people who feel well to check for infection so they can self-isolate if the test is positive, helping life to return to close to normal as quickly as possible.
If you have no symptoms AND regularly need to leave home to work, care or volunteer AND are not already covered by another testing programme, you can book tests now.
The tests (known as lateral flow tests) typically give a result in around 30 minutes which is sent to you by phone or email.
There are other ways to get regular symptom-free testing if you are in one of these groups:
- Anyone who is part of a household or bubble with school or college pupils can now collect symptom-free tests to complete at home
- Personal assistants who provide care and support to an adult over the age of 18, either in the home, or supporting them to go out into the community can order symptom-free tests from GOV.UK
- Businesses with employees who cannot complete their work from home should register for symptom-free testing at GOV.UK
Full information about getting tested in East Sussex, including where to book if you DO have symptoms, is available at eastsussex.gov.uk/covidtests