To help keep yourself and your communities safe, please take a few simple safety measures in your day-to-day life, including to get a lateral flow test before mixing with others, and to stay home and get a PCR test if you test positive or have Covid-19 symptoms.
There are plenty of places you can now get fully vaccinated in Islington. Go to our Covid-19 vaccines webpage for more info. Thank you.
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Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Covid-19 testing during October half-term, 2021
All staff and secondary school students should continue to do LFD tests twice-weekly over half-term and take an LFD test the night before they return to their setting after the break. We also encourage all residents aged 11 and over to regularly test as an important and effective way to help reduce the spread of the infection across our community.
As an extra measure to protect our local school communities we are advising all primary school pupils to do two LFD tests, 3-5 days apart, with the second one the night before returning to school after the break. This measure has been shown to be highly effective at reducing the spread of the virus in secondary schools and by taking this important one-off action now at half-term we can help to keep the number of cases low in our primary schools. All primary school staff should continue to do twice-weekly testing as usual, including over the half-term break. We also encourage all residents aged 11 and over to regularly test as an important and effective way to help reduce the spread of the infection across our community.
All tests are free and can be accessed in the following ways: