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People in England and Scotland urged to take more lateral flow tests

UK government guidance updated to cover socialising indoors, as Scotland’s first minister urges people to make ‘extra effort’

Covid guidance is being toughened across the UK to try to prevent a surge in cases before Christmas, with a focus on more rapid tests and home working. But scientists said messaging must be reinforced with a significant government publicity blitz.

In an update to official guidance, people in England are now advised to take a lateral flow test (LFT) if they expect to be in a “high risk situation” that day, such as spending time in “crowded and enclosed spaces” and where “there is limited fresh air”.

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