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Testing for people without symptoms

Residents are strongly encouraged to get a lateral flow test before entering a high risk setting such as crowded places so they are not unknowingly carrying the virus and at risk of spreading it further. These rapid Covid tests are available for free to everyone in Staffordshire. 

One in three people who have the virus show no symptoms, and it is still possible for people who have been vaccinated to pass the virus on to others less protected.

If your lateral flow test is positive

People who receive positive lateral flow device (LFD) test results for coronavirus (COVID-19) are required to self-isolate immediately and are not required to take a confirmatory PCR test.

People self-isolating with Covid-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period from 10 days to 5, if after five full days they test negative on both day 5 and day 6 and do not have a temperature. Individuals who are still positive must stay in isolation until they have two negative tests taken on separate days.

 

Community testing

Get tested at a community testing centre

We have a network of community testing centres across Staffordshire, making it easier than ever before to book a rapid Covid-19 test and get a result in around 30 minutes. 

These are open for everybody and no booking is neccessary. 

Find your nearest test centre.

Book a test at a local pharmacy

Supervised tests are available at many pharmacies across Staffordshire. You must book an appointment for your test. 

Find your nearest pharmacy and book.

Pop-up and doorstep testing

Our pop-up testing vans travel to different locations in Staffordshire each week to offer home testing kits to residents. 

See the locations they're visiting this week.

Collection of home testing kits

Everybody in the county can collect packs of rapid tests for home use.

Find out where you can collect a home testing kit from.

National pharmacy scheme

People need to have a collect code to pick up home testing kits through the national pharmacy scheme. 

You can get your collect code online at gov.uk/get-collect-code or by calling 119.

Staffordshire Libraries

Rapid testing kits are also available from the following libraires. Please check the opening times of your local library before visiting.

  • Audley
  • Barton
  • Baswich
  • Biddulph
  • Blythe Bridge
  • Brereton
  • Brewood
  • Burntwood
  • Burton
  • Cannock
  • Cheadle
  • Cheslyn Hay
  • Clayton
  • Eccleshall
  • Glascote
  • Gnosall
  • Great Wyrley
  • Heath Hayes
  • Hednesford
  • Holmcroft
  • Kidsgrove
  • Kinver
  • Knutton
  • Leek
  • Loggerheads
  • Newcastle
  • Penkridge
  • Perton
  • Rising Brook
  • Rugeley
  • Shenstone
  • Silverdale
  • Stafford
  • Stone
  • Talke
  • Tamworth
  • Uttoxeter
  • Wombourne 

Workplace Testing

Check if your workplace offers rapid testing to its employees.

If you are interested in providing lateral flow testing in a business or workplace setting that you manage, you can find more information on our COVID support for business page.

Home delivery of tests

Order free packs of rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home in England. Each pack contains seven tests.

Order online on the GOV website

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