The Braddoch family are taking rapid flow COVID tests for the first time. They’re in the comfort of their own homes, just as millions of people may be when they become entitled to two tests each week from 1 March. The new measures apply to anyone in a household or support bubble with a child or young person who goes to college, primary or secondary school in England. Thirteen-year-old Zach Braddoch is nervous. He’s heard horror stories from friends who have taken these before. “They said when they stick it up your nose you can feel it on your eye balls,” he says. Advertisement Luckily for Zach, these tests are designed to be self-administered. His father James has already opened the packets and started examining their contents. A long swab, a vial of fluid and the test tray resembling a pregnancy test. But no amount of persuading will convince eight-year-old Seb to take it. More from Covid COVID-19: New West Bank lockdown as Palestinians face surge of coronavirus cases Captain Sir Tom Moore – life, legacy and laughter Reading and Leeds festivals will go ahead in August, organisers confirm COVID-19: Review into whether Britons will need ‘vaccine passports’ to enter… Read full this story
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