Free COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests and support for hospitality businesses

Regular Lateral Flow Testing of those without symptoms is a critical part of Cumbria’s strategy for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

As lockdown restrictions ease and visitor numbers to the county increase again, hospitality businesses have a key role to play.

We know that the pandemic has had a severe impact on the county’s hospitality sector, and we want to support your safe reopening.

Regular Covid-19 testing helps you protect your business, your staff and your customers – and stops outbreaks from spreading.

There are two ways your business can access free Covid-19 testing from Cumbria County Council.

  1. They will help you set up an in-workplace testing programme. You get free tests, free delivery, free training, free PPE, free set-up and free ongoing support. 
  2. They will supply you with free tests for employees to test themselves at home.

To find out more contact and our dedicated project team will be in touch.

Cumbria County Council can also supply you with tests to give to your customers.

If you are self-employed or a very small business, it may be easier for you to access testing via other routes that have been organised nationally. You can find out more about the options available at: