Since November anyone who had a positive PCR test could get a recovery certificate from Day 11 (via the app or the website). This can exempt the holder from further PCR testing as any test may be positive for weeks or months after infection. It is our understanding that the new self-reported lateral flows do not have the same legal basis and so recovery certificates will not be provided. Patients testing positive may wish to source their own private PCRs if they have imminent travel plans that require a PCR test (or exemption through recovery) prior to travel. Please do not contact your GP for such letters based on a self-reported positive lateral flow, as they won’t be able to help.