The introduction of universal testing means that Knowsley residents can pick boxes of rapid (lateral flow) tests to use at home ahead of going to work, meeting friends and visiting hospitality venues.
COVID-19 is easily transmitted from person to person and many people can have COVID-19 without having any symptoms. That’s why regular testing is essential – it will identify people who have the virus so that they can self-isolate and stop passing it on to others.
Regular testing also helps the Government to monitor the number of cases of COVID-19 in the population. That is why it is really important that every person who completes a home test logs their results online or by phone.
It doesn’t matter if the test result is positive or negative. By reporting your result, it helps us know the prevalence of the virus in our communities and this data is then used to make critical decisions such as the further easing of restrictions.
You must report your result within 24 hours of taking the test. However, it is preferable that you do it immediately.
To log your test, simply visit https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result or call the number provided in your test kit.
You can find more on home testing, along with the other routes to testing in Knowsley, here.