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Free NHS Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests


Free NHS Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests

Free NHS Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests

Regular rapid coronavirus tests if you do not have symptoms

You can get free regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We’re now stocking rapid COVID-19 tests for people without symptoms. Collect yours from us today. Please call us or ask in store for more information.

Why you should get tested regularly

About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still infect others.

Getting tested regularly is the only way to know if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus from spreading.

Who this service is for

You can only use this service if:

  • you do not have coronavirus symptoms
  • you live in England
  • you’re 18 or older
  • you have not been told to self-isolate
  • you cannot get tests from your work, school, college or university (ask them for rapid lateral flow tests)

About rapid tests

The test for people without coronavirus symptoms is called a rapid lateral flow test.

This usually involves rubbing a long cotton bud (swab) over your tonsils (or where they would have been) and inside your nose.

The tests can give you a result in 30 minutes. They use a device similar to a pregnancy test and do not need to be sent to a lab.

You can do a rapid test at home or at a rapid lateral flow test site.

If you test positive, you and anyone you live with will need to self-isolate.

Who can get regular rapid tests

Anyone in England who does not have symptoms can now get regular rapid lateral flow tests to check for coronavirus.

Get a test to do at home

You can get rapid tests to do at home.

You can collect up to 2 packs of 7 tests from our pharmacy.

If you do tests at home, you'll need to report your results online or on the phone to NHS.


Do not use a rapid lateral flow test if you have coronavirus symptoms. Get a PCR test and self-isolate.