Annie Lennard Primary School

Government Guidance on Testing

13th Jan 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (

Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (

If you have any of these 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, even if mild, use this service to get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or they’ve changed

For people who are routinely doing lateral flow tests,

If you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result, most people will not need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must self-isolate immediately if you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result.

If you have symptoms you must get a PCR test, not a LFT.