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Covid-19 testing

Testing is key to stopping the spread of Covid-19 and helping us return to a more normal way of life.

There are two types of testing available.

If you start to experience Covid-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, high temperature or change to your sense of taste or smell), you must self-isolate and arrange a PCR test as soon as possible. Find out more about symptomatic testing in Gateshead.
Around 1 in 3 people who have Covid-19 do not experience any symptoms. Routine lateral flow testing can help to identify cases like these and prevent individuals from spreading the virus without realising. Find out more about asymptomatic testing in Gateshead.
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