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One lateral flow test is adequate for routine screening for COVID, however if you are symptomatic of COVID, then a PCR test is required, a lateral flow test is not currently considered acceptable if you have symptoms of COVID.
Okay thanks. So what is the reason for your question?
Okay thanks. So yes, if you have no symptoms, a test is not relevant. If you are routinely screening with a lateral flow, then you would only get a PCR test if any were positive. If you however ever get symptoms, the lateral flow test is currently not appropriate, you should get a PCR test instead.