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Free lateral flow tests for Covid

Lateral flow tests are at-home Covid tests that give quick results. You do not need to go to a testing centre. These tests are only for people who do not have Covid symptoms.

You can get them by:

  • ordering online at
  • phoning the National Testing Centre on 0300 303 2713
  • collecting from a Covid testing centre between 3.30pm and 8pm
  • collecting from some pharmacies

Find your nearest testing centre or participating pharmacy.

Lateral flow tests help to find people who do not have symptoms and would not know they have Covid. If adult members of your family or household get a positive test, they can take steps to reduce the risk of them passing Covid to you by self-isolating away from you.

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