COVID-19 testing essential in fight against virus spreading

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has urged people with symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested without delay over Christmas. Testing centres across Northern Ireland will remain open throughout the festive season and people can book appointments as normal. Contact tracing will also continue to operate during the holiday period, Testing remains the only way to know if you have COVID-19 and can help stop the spread of the virus and save lives. If you test positive, it enables you and your close contacts to be alerted to exposure to the virus, the need to self-isolate, and helps to stop the spread the