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FREE PCR & Lateral Flow TESTING SCRAPPED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

COVID-19 tests are no longer going to be free for the public in the UNITED KINGDOM. The Government of the UK made this announcement to remove public testing as a part of their ‘living with Covid-19’ plan. The number of cases in the UK has risen to 4.9 million with 700,000 recorded in the past week, (1st April 2022) which makes everyone wonder if this is the right time for this decision. Some groups will still be able to receive free tests including aged care residents and those at high risk of severe infection.

Free PCR test and Lateral flow test ( LFT’s) have been scrapped by the Government of UK which was facilitating these tests for free ever since the Covid-19 pandemic started. As of the 1st  of April 2022, majority of the public is now going to have to pay if they want to purchase a PCR or LATERAL FLOW TEST. You can buy PCR or Lateral Flow Tests from any trusted public provider like Point 19 Testing or simply search for PCR Test Rochdale, PCR Test Bury, PCR Test Oldham, PCR Test Manchester, PCR Test Salford, PCR Test Heywood or simply call 0330 383 0309.

This news came on the 1st of April 2022, unless you are in the Hospital, or you have a high risk of getting affected from COVID-19 or you work in an NHS setting you are exempted from this new rule.

With this latest news all those people who have any symptoms of respiratory infections which can include high fever, or they aren’t feeling well then they’re strictly advised to isolate at their homes and not to come in contact with any other member of family until they feel recovered and they no longer have any symptoms. If you are worried and concerned about being infected with Covid 19, you can simply visit PCR Test Rochdale, PCR Test Bury, PCR Test Oldham, PCR Test Manchester, PCR Test Salford, PCR Test Heywood and purchase a private PCR Test or Lateral Flow Test.

RISE IN THE CASES OF COVID-19

According to the Office for National Statistics, it is estimated that 1 in 13 people living in the UK have been infected with Covid-19. It was 4.3 million people a week ago and now it has reached to 4.9 million. They have also claimed that this is the highest number ever since the pandemic began in April 2020. This rise in the cases is happening due to the new Omicron variant BA.2.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE TESTING?

There are some people who are still eligible to get a free testing:

  • If you are going to hospital and you have a operation
  • People who are living in care homes
  • You have a serious health condition which means you come in this category to get Covid-19 treatment

If you have a Hospital appointment and are required to undertake a PCR Test Rochdale, PCR Test Bury, PCR Test Oldham, PCR Test Manchester, PCR Test Salford, PCR Test Heywood, you can do so by visiting 3 Baillie Street Rochdale who are open 24 hours a day. You can book an appointment by calling 0330 383 0309 and receive a result for your PCR test from same day test result to next day test result.

If you are someone working in the NHS or any other social care centre you are also eligible from the Government to get a free test. The Health secretary said the NHS will reach out to those people who fall in this category to get a free PCR test. For everyone else they can book their PCR or LATERAL FLOW TEST from Point 19 Testing who are approved by the Government to serve you in the best possible way whether you are traveling or you just want to get yourself tested for your own peace of mind you can get tests of your choice easily. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to visit info@covid19fittofly.com.

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