Testing is available at 500 locations around the country, including Brackenbury Sports Centre and at home through the online ordering system below.
Under the new system, whole households with primary and secondary school and college-age children and childcare and support bubbles, will be encouraged to start twice-weekly testing.
Rapid testing detects cases quickly - in under 30 minutes - meaning positive cases can isolate immediately. It can also mean the difference between children being able to stay in school, or a class being sent home due to an outbreak.
With a positive parent/carer test, pupils will need to self isolate for the next 10 days and will learn remotely until they can return to class. Anyone testing positive with a lateral flow test done at home needs to book a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at a local testing centre to confirm the result.