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COVID-19 testing

From Friday 1 March 2024:
The Government of Jersey COVID-19 LFT reporting portal will no longer be available. 
Testing is no longer routinely recommended, and Islanders are advised to stay home if they are unwell.​

PCR testing information

Government of Jersey PCR testing for the general public has ended. Lateral Flow Tests for home use are available to purchase.

If you need a PCR test for example to travel, this service is provided by certain Pharmacies or GP practices. They will provide COVID negative test certificates with a QR code.

If you're a clinician in primary or secondary care you can order a PCR as a diagnostic test.

Lateral Flow Testing (LFTs)

From 1st August 2023, Government of Jersey provision of LFTs will cease.  

LFTs are available to purchase online or from local pharmacies and most supermarkets.

Self-diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is no longer recommended. If you are unwell you should stay home until you feel better, or contact your GP for further advice. 

Test results

Taking a lateral flow test involves taking a sample using a swab.

There are different types of test kits for sale that have different processes. Make sure you read the instructions that come with your test kit.

Result​
Image of test
What you need to do
Negative
One line next to C shows the test is negative
Covid lateral flow negative test result
A negative result means that active coronavirus infection was not detected, at the time of the test. 

You can maintain normal activities, but should continue to follow the current public health guidance

If you still have symptoms, stay home until you feel well.

Positive
Two lines, one next to C and one next to T, even faint lines, shows the test is positive
Covid lateral flow positive test result
You should stay at home until you feel well, with no fever. Try and avoid contact with vulnerable people for 10 days.

You can register your positive LFT result.  Your employer may ask you to do this; it also helps us keep track of the COVID situation on the island.

Inconclusive
No lines, or one line next to T, means the test is inconclusive
Covid lateral flow void test result
You will need to re-take with a fresh test kit.



Submit your test result

You can continue to register a positive LFT test result so we can better understand the COVID-19 situation on island.

The results get automatically uploaded to our public health system.

Submit your test result

Dispose of used tests

Any positive material should be double bagged in standard waste disposal.

Any negative, void or unused test should be put in standard waste disposal.

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