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COVID-19 testing

When to book a PCR test

You should only book a PCR test if you have:

You should stay at home as much as possible until you receive your PCR test result.

There is additional guidance for those working in Safe Places, see health and social care providers COVID guidance (Safe Places).

You'll receive your PCR test result via email or SMS. You will not receive a call with your result. Make sure your contact details are correct when you book your test. If you have any questions call the Coronavirus helpline

Book a COVID-19 test

Home testing

LFTs are available to all Islanders to use at home. You're recommended to take an LFT before visiting an elderly or vulnerable friend or relative.

Who can take part 

Islanders of any age can register to receive LFTs at home by signing up to the Home Testing Programme. 

Register for home testing

Each member of a household must register as an individual to receive their own kit. You'll be sent an email and text message with an 8-digit unique code to log in and submit results. Kits will be delivered by Jersey Post within a week of registering.

If you have previously registered, you can order more LFTs using your 8-digit code. These kits should be reordered no sooner than 60 days from the previous kits issued.

Submit your test result

Results will be invalid if read after the 15 minute window. 

You should upload any positive results to to receive confirmation of your result by email, and to help you calculate how long you should stay at home.

The results get automatically uploaded to our public health system.

Submit your test result

Reordering more test kits

You can order more lateral flow testing kit using your 8 digit code. These kits can be ordered once every 60 days.

Re-order more test kits

Test results

Taking a lateral flow test involves taking a sample from the nostrils using a swab.

We supply different types of test kits that have different processes. Make sure you read the instructions that come with your test kit.

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What you need to do
​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. However, this does not guarantee that you do not have coronavirus.

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

If you develop any symptoms, stay at home as much as possible and book a PCR test.

​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 book a PCR test to confirm your positive results within 24 hours.
You should stay at home as much as possible until the results of your PCR test.
You should register your positive LFT result onto  You will receive a six-digit code by SMS that can be entered into the COVID Alert app to anonymously notify any close contacts.
​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.

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.

Privacy policy

Lateral flow testing privacy policy

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