All test results should be logged on the Gov.UK website here https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result. You will receive a confirmation e-mail/text with further information and advice.
If you get a positive result to a symptom-free test (lateral flow), you MUST by law self-isolate for 10 days.
From Monday 17 January, there is now an option to take lateral flow tests on Day 5 and Day 6 with negative results on both tests releasing people from self-isolation. The second LFD test should be taken at least 24 hours later. If both these test results are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, you may end your self-isolation after the second negative test result. You should stop testing after you have had 2 consecutive negative test results.
Report your LFD test results after taking each test.
This guidance also applies to children and young people who usually attend an education or childcare setting.
You will be unable to use either your domestic or travel NHS COVID Pass for 10 days following a positive test result.
For more information please visit the Government’s website here).
From Tuesday 11 January, people who receive a positive lateral flow device test won’t be required to take a confirmatory PCR test. This only applies if you have no symptoms of COVID-19 and is a temporary measure while COVID-19 rates remain high across the UK.
An important exception to this revised approach, applies to people who are eligible for the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment. To access this financial support people who are eligible, will still be asked to take a confirmatory PCR after they receive a positive lateral flow result.
There may also be people who are advised to take a PCR test because they are in a clinically vulnerable group who may need early access to treatment.
Whilst levels of COVID-19 are high, the vast majority of people with positive lateral flow results can be confident that they have COVID-19.
Anyone with symptoms should always get a PCR test immediately.