To assess whether you have been infected with Covid-19, individuals will have to take a lateral flow test and they will not need to take a more expensive PCR test which was previously used before the 11th of January. Purchase a Test Kit from R3RX Prescriptions and upload your result and Register your test kit with Point 19 Testing. The rate of COVID-19 testing has been increased ever since the new omicron variant and it is made certain that if you are positive on lateral flow test results it means you have COVID-19. It is estimated that millions of LFD tests are taking place for home delivery these days and approximately over 1 billion lateral flow tests have been done in the United Kingdom since the outbreak of Covid-19.
Some groups of individuals are excluded from these new changes and these people are still required to take a follow-up PCR test after being tested positive with the LFD test. For example:
- Individuals who have not had the Vaccinations.
- Anyone who arrives in the UK (Unvaccinated) and who has been tested positive on day 2 lateral flow test.
- Anyone who has got a letter from the NHS also falls in this category and they will also take a PCR test after developing any serious symptoms. Order PCR test from Point 19 Testing or you can call them on 0330-3830309. You can book a test kit to be sent to your home or you can book an appointment to perform it at their testing site.
Changes to Isolation Rules
With the new self-isolation rules that took place on 22nd December 2021, if anyone has tested negative on the 7th day he or she can leave quarantine after the first date of their testing.
As of 11th February 2022, any vaccinated travelers entering the UK shall not be required to perform any kind of testing. So no Lateral Flow test or PCR is anymore a requirement. The rules still apply to Unvaccinated travelers, so if you are entering the United Kingdom, you shall still be required to perform a Day 2 and Day 8 test.