More information about Covid-19 home testing kits

You can get rapid Covid-19 home test kits which can be taken at home and provide results within half an hour. More information about how these work is available below.

This page provides further information about how to take a home collection test and register your results. 

To book home tests for collection, go to 'Get a rapid Covid-19 test if you have no symptoms'

How to take a test at home

Each box will have a set of instructions that are simple to follow. It only takes a few minutes to take a test.

Watch a step by step video guide on how to self-test at home. Read instructions on how to self-test at home in English and other languages

You should take a test every 3 to 4 days.

How to report your results

You should report your test results on the same day that you take your test. You can report your results via the NHS website or by calling 119.

Report your results

What to do if you test positive

If you test positive or get coronavirus symptoms, you should:  

If your home test result is negative

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 and social distancing.