Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Home testing

The Government is asking all people over the age of 18 to test twice a week now that social contact is increasing again.

How to get a box of home tests

You can get home test kits for free in a few different ways:

Collecting test kits to use at home

You can collect two packs of home test kits at a local collection point (only one at pharmacies). Each pack contains seven tests. Anyone 18 or over can collect. You do not need to make an appointment. 

What twice-weekly testing involves

You will be asked to:

  • Take a test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days)
  • Report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test
  • Report your test result online or by calling 119

If you test positive you must:

A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including:

  • regular handwashing
  • social distancing
  • wearing a face covering where recommended