The information on this webpage is for individuals (including teachers and healthcare workers) without symptoms who have had a blood test for COVID-19 antibodies.
It is not for those people who are unwell and have been tested for possible current infection. If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you must self-isolate, and may need a swab for COVID-19.
The background information provided at the time of your test is available here:
Antibodies are produced by the body in response to an infection (immune response). They can usually be found in the blood around 2 weeks after a recent infection. Antibodies are also produced in response to vaccination.
As COVID-19 is a new infection, we do not know how long the antibodies to this virus (novel coronavirus) will last, or whether they will protect you from further COVID-19 infections. As the scientific evidence grows, we hope to have the answers to these questions.
The information from the antibody tests will help us understand how many people have had the infection in the past, and how it has spread in the population.