2. Free home testing kits
Free home testing kits are available to people who may have difficulty visiting a testing site or have no access to a vehicle.
- You will receive a test kit for yourself and up to three other people you live with
- It will be posted to your home and should arrive the following day once you have ordered it
- Once you have completed the test it should be returned as soon as possible to receive your results
The step by step guide to ordering a free home testing kit can be found on the government website:
- Get a free coronavirus test - GOV.UK website
How to take a combined throat and nose swab for COVID-19
Help is available via telephone should you have any difficulty completing the online form.
- 119 if you’re in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Lines are open 7am to 11pm.
If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result.
This also applies to anyone in your support bubble (where someone who lives alone - or just with their children - can meet people from 1 other household).