If people get into the habit of checking whether they have Covid twice weekly, people can then take precautions if they test positive.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said regular testing was “one of the simplest and easiest ways we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe”.
Hancock continued: “Rapid testing will be one of our most effective weapons in tackling this virus and ensuring we can cautiously re-open our economy.”
The lateral flow tests involve a swab in the nose or mouth, but concerns over its accuracy have been highlighted.
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