7th April 2021
Covid 19 Testing is available for all households
All households are entitled to free twice weekly testing from April 9th using Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Testing.
From April 9th, all households are entitled to a supply of Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test kits to be used at home if you do not have access to the test elsewhere.
Householders can access a test or test kits in one of four ways:
Get a test through your employer
Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Contact your employer to find out more.
Take a test at a rapid lateral flow test site
You can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator.
You may need to book an appointment. Find your nearest rapid lateral flow test site.
Collect test kits
You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests.
Anyone 18 or over can collect. You can check online if the location is busy before you go.
Order home test kits online
If you cannot get tested at your workplace, or are unable to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home test kit online.
Please follow the link to the DfE site to find out more Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)