Lateral flow devices (LFDs) are one of the tools being used to help us detect COVID-19 and reopen society.
Getting into the habit of regular (rapid) testing as part of our everyday lives will play an important role as restrictions are cautiously lifted and we begin to get back to more normal ways of life.
It is estimated that around one in three people might display no symptoms, but are still infectious. It is vital to break these chains of transmission and bring down infection rates.
By engaging in rapid LFD testing, businesses and their employees are helping to keep their workforce, customers and service users safe, and reduce infection so that we can return to normality as soon as possible.
We also know that lateral flow devices are effective at finding people with high viral loads who are most infectious and most likely to transmit the virus to others.
Blackburn with Darwen Council is providing rapid community testing services (workplace testing, community testing facilities, testing at home) and is keen to learn how they can support our town centre businesses with reopening and returning to work.
Please can you complete the survey using this link (it takes less than 2 mins) to help provide important feedback about what you would like from rapid LFD testing provision: