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Covid Testing for Parents and Carers


About 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms but can still infect others. You are advised to do a rapid test twice a week (every 3 to 4 days) to check if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading. You can get regular rapid lateral flow tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Boxes of lateral flow tests can be ordered from the link above or collected in person from a number of locations around Reading. For a list of locations please visit

If you have any questions about the testing please visit the link above or contact 119 for further advice,