What does C and T mean on a COVID test?

Whether or not you have had to take a test, if you have at least seen information about COVID tests you will have noticed that most of the lateral flow tests have different letters and markings, most notably the large C and T letters which indicate the outcome of the test.

So what does C and T mean on a COVID test, why were these letters chosen, and what does it mean if your test has a line next to these letters?

Don’t forget your flu vaccine this winter!

The flu is much more than ‘just a bad cold’ and can claim the lives of thousands of people each year, particularly the old and the vulnerable. Yet, by receiving an annual flu vaccine from our pharmacy, you greatly reduce your risk of getting ill.

Tips for travelling in the summer 2021

Going abroad in 2021? It’s a complicated time, and travel advice is always changing, but it’s still absolutely possible to take a break. Here’s our guide to how to travel with COVID restrictions in play.

The light at the end of the needle

At the start of March 2020, there were under 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK. By the end of March, there were over 22,000 cases, over 2,000 people had died, and the country was in lockdown.

It’s been a long, hard year since then. But the way people have fought against this disease together has been incredible.

Should I get tested for Covid-19 before Christmas?

For the majority of us, 2020 has been the most challenging year we have ever known. Restrictions to our lives brought about by the emergence of COVID-19 have meant that we haven’t been able to spend time with our families and friends. With vaccine rollouts now beginning, there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel. Managing the next few months will be critical to ensuring that we can face the New Year with confidence and then start to enjoy better times ahead.

Why you should get your Covid-19 test at your local pharmacy

It’s been a year quite like no other. We’ve all been tested in new ways, with old familiar habits challenged, and all of us having to rely on one another to a much greater degree. As well as challenges and sadness, it’s also been a time of communities pulling together.

5 reasons to get vaccinated against influenza this year

Getting an influenza (flu) jab this year is more important than usual because of COVID-19. The colder seasons are upon us and the risk of the flu is heightened because there is a chance you can catch both viruses simultaneously. Compiled below are some reasons why you should get a flu jab this year.