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Lateral flow tests offered at home

By Chris Saunderson

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PEOPLE will soon be able to get coronavirus lateral flow tests - which provides a result within 30 minutes - delivered to their home.

Lateral flow tests provide results within 30 minutes.
Lateral flow tests provide results within 30 minutes.

The service is being made available to anyone who cannot access a Covid-19 community testing centre and who don’t have symptoms of Coronavirus.

The move comes as Moray, along with mainland Scotland, enters Level 3 of Covid-19 restrictions, with a phased reintroduction of hospitality and full return for retail.

Tests will be able to be collected from Moray’s community testing sites from mid-May.

Moray Council’s Principal Environmental Health Officer, Russell Anderson, said: “As restrictions are relaxed and we get back to leisure activities like shopping and eating out, it’s important we do all we can do reduce the risk of Coronavirus transmission.

“Testing is one way we do this, though it’s crucial that even if with a negative result people continue to follow guidance including social distancing and face coverings. We all want to see continued easing of restrictions, for us as residents and also for businesses, and keeping case numbers down is vital.

“Soon, people living in and visiting Moray will be able to collect lateral flow tests from our community testing sites. This is only for people who aren’t displaying symptoms; anyone who has symptoms should self-isolate immediately and book an NHS test.”

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