Covid test NHS

To help retailers and staff understand what to do if they are pinged, the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has set out advice for shop workers.

If you receive a notification from the NHS Covid-19 app to isolate:

  • Get a lateral flow test straight away
  • Make sure other colleagues in the business also take a lateral flow test as soon as possible and continue to test regularly
  • For those who test negative, carry on as normal
  • For those who test positive, isolate until Covid-19 can be confirmed with a PCR test

The advice is conditional on no symptoms being shown. Anyone showing symptoms is advised to isolate immediately and get a PCR Test. Additionally, if anyone is contacted by the NHS Test & Trace service (not the app) then they must comply with the requirement to isolate.

For more advice on what to do if you are notified by the NHS app, click here.