The nose and throat swab will be destroyed once the test is done.
We would like to keep any blood that is not used immediately for the antibody test for future research, including for future tests relating to coronavirus (COVID-19). You do not have to agree to this. Your blood sample will either be used up or destroyed after five years.Back to table of contents
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will use the data from your nose and throat swab and blood sample, together with other data sources available to the ONS. We will get data on how much you have used the NHS from NHS Digital. NHS Digital is the NHS body that looks after all NHS data. We particularly want to find out how having had the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the past affects how much you need to use the NHS in future.Back to table of contents