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Lateral Flow Testing

This page was last updated on 1 September 2021.

If you need to take a lateral flow test, this page has all the information you need to know, including a guide to taking the test and frequently-asked questions.

This test is part of the States of Guernsey’s response to the pandemic and its commitment to controlling infection.

You should test yourself twice a week, every 3 to 4 days – for example, every Monday and Thursday or Wednesday and Sunday. You must only use this test kit if you are asymptomatic (have no symptoms of COVID19). You should not use this LFD test if you have had a positive COVID19 test within the last 90 days. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home, contact your line manager and contact the Clinical Helpline (01481 756 938 / 01481 756 969).


For information about the testing requirements ahead of the new academic year please go to: 


For FAQs about Education Testing or General and Travel Related LFT testing please go to:

Lateral Flow Testing step-by-step guides

Easy read guide for explaining self-testing to children

Lateral Flow Testing step-by-step video guides

Lateral Flow Testing – Surescreen

Lateral Flow Testing – Siemens

Lateral Flow Testing – Hughes

Lateral Flow Testing – Innova

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