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Free lateral flow tests available for all islanders

Free lateral flow tests available for all islanders

Saturday 16 October 2021

Free lateral flow tests available for all islanders


From Monday, people will be able to collect packs of 25 lateral flow tests from the Crown Pier.

Public Health say that LFT kits will assist in slowing the spread of the virus during the winter months, when islanders will come into contact with more people indoors, including unknown positive cases.

Director of Public Health, Dr Nicola Brink, said: “This provides us with a further useful tool for managing Covid-19 and will help us prevent the virus spreading, particularly to vulnerable people or in settings where it could spread very widely.” 

The LFT kits will be available for an initial two-week period from the Covid tent at the end of the Crown Pier.

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Pictured: The initial two-week schedule for collecting LFT packs.

Anyone attending the Community Vaccination Centre at Beau Sejour will also be able to collect a free pack when doing so.

Richard Evans, Director of the COVID-19 Response, commented: “Lateral flow tests are one of the tools we use for managing Covid-19, something islanders have done incredibly well in recent months, and so offering them to all islanders so they have a supply at hand makes good sense.”

LFT kits will also be available in Alderney, Sark and Herm at the following locations and time:

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Pictured: LFT pack collection schedule for other islands in the Bailiwick.

Anyone unable to collect an LFT kits in person can have someone collect one on their behalf, contact lateralflowqueries@gov.gg or call the non-clinical helpline on 01481 717118 to arrange a delivery. 

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