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Testing Advice for People with Covid-19 symptoms

22nd June 2021


With the increasing number of cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant across Wales, including the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area, we are reminding people that if they have any symptoms of Covid-19 that they must book a Covid-19 test with the Health Board.


People with Covid-19 symptoms should not use a Lateral Flow home testing kit, but instead book a test at one of our testing centres by either ringing 119 or booking online at


The individual and household that they live with will need to self-isolate for 10 days unless the result comes back negative.


Peter Carr, Executive Director of Therapies & Health Science said: “I would like to remind people that Lateral Flow home tests must only be used if a person is not symptomatic.


“We know that home DIY tests may not provide an accurate result to people with Covid-19 symptoms, so it’s really important that those with symptoms receive a test at one of our testing centres to get an accurate result and to help stop the spread of the virus.”