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Get Tested to Help Keep Devon Safe

Tuesday 20th April 2021

 As we move to the next stage of Covid-19 restrictions easing, every adult in Devon is now being encouraged to take a quick, lateral flow test for coronavirus at least twice a week to help stop the virus spreading.

Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 don’t have any symptoms but can pass it on. Regular testing helps identify those who are likely to have the virus, unknowingly and is essential to help stop the virus spreading and to protect one another.

Getting a rapid test is fast and convenient providing a result within the hour. Anyone over 18 can now access these tests in Devon, including:

People with symptoms -new and continuous cough, high temperature, or change to their usual sense of taste or smell- should still immediately self-isolate and arrange a PCR test via the NHS.


Test and Trace Support Payments

 If you or a child needs to self-isolate, you might be able to get a Test and Trace Support payments of £500 if either:

  • you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and you cannot work from home
  • you’re the parent or guardian of a child who has been told to self-isolate and you need to take time off to look after them

You must be employed or self-employed to get the payment. Further details and eligibility can be found here.

Applications for the support payment is made via the local council.

Test & Trace Support Payment – East Devon

Test & Trace Support Payment – Overview – Exeter City Council

Test and Trace Support Payments – MIDDEVON.GOV.UK

Test and Trace Support Payment – North Devon

Test and Trace Support Payment scheme – Torridge District Council

Test and Trace Support Payments – West Devon Borough Council