Targeted testing has been introduced in Brentwood following a confirmed Omicron Covid-19 case.
If you've visited any of the following locations (this includes staff, customers and delivery drivers) on the times and dates mentioned you need to take a PCR test immediately, whether or not you have symptoms:
- KFC, Brentwood High Street, Thursday 18 November between 3pm and 5pm and Friday 19 November between 1pm and 5pm
- Trinity Church, Pilgrims Hatch, Sunday 21 November
For more information, go to our news story.
If you don't have symptoms
Updated 1 October 2021
Regular self-testing (twice a week), with lateral flow tests can reduce the spread of infection and stop people unknowingly passing on the virus to others.
These tests are fast and free, and everyone in Essex without symptoms can now order packs of lateral flow tests to do at home. We recommend self-testing twice a week.
From Monday 4 October, you will need to show a collect code if you want to pick up packs of lateral flow tests from a pharmacy collection point.
You can apply for a code on the GOV.UK website, Get a collection code, or by calling 119.
How to get a lateral flow test
You can choose to:
- order 1 pack of lateral flow tests (7 tests) to your home (from GOV.UK), or
- collect 2 packs of lateral flow tests (14 tests) from a local collection point (NHS map).
If you have the option of getting tested through your workplace, school, college or university, you should continue to do so.
See the full guidance on who should get tested and how to book a test, visit the NHS website.
If you cannot order online
If you cannot order online, call 119.
If you cannot test yourself
If you have a health condition that makes testing yourself at home difficult, you can now get an assisted test at a number of pharmacies across Essex.
Taking the test and reporting results
You should follow the instructions included with your test kit for taking the test and reporting your results.
If a test result is positive
If you or anyone in your household tests positive:
- everyone in the household must self-isolate immediately
Self-isolation rules have changed. You will not need to self-isolate in certain situations.Print this page