Home > Blog > Access free Covid-19 home test kits

Access free Covid-19 home test kits

The English and Welsh governments recently announced the availability of free, coronavirus rapid lateral flow test to all residents, to help stop the spread of coronavirus. This means that if you live in either England or Wales, you can regularly order free home test kits to ensure you have not contracted the virus.

If you are a full-time agency worker or you’re not currently receiving regular coronavirus testing through your substantive employer, we strongly recommend using this free service. Testing regularly protects you, your family, colleagues and patients.

England

You can only use this service if:

  • you do not have coronavirus symptoms
  • you live in England or Wales
  • 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)

If you live in England, request your free coronavirus test kits here.

If you think you have symptoms of coronavirus or you have been in contact with someone who has the virus, do not order these free tests. You MUST instead book a PCR test here.

Wales

You can pick up home self-test kits at certain testing sites. Each person can collect 2 packs of 7 lateral flow self-test kits for home use. You do not need an appointment. Test centres are open for collection 7 days a week.

The rapid lateral flow tests are only suitable for people who do not have coronavirus symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptoms you need to book a PCR test.

Find out where your nearest test centre is to collect some free text kits here.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

You may also like

£1000 Giving Back Giveaway, in partnership with Sofa Club

Our nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have been working tirelessly since the start of the pandemic, working more hours than...

Congratulations Tendai! Our Nurse of the Week.

Congratulations Tendai, our Nurse of the Week. We caught up with Tendai on her win. How long have you been...

Combat workplace stress with Thornbury

Recent research has found the nearly a third of nurses are leaving the profession due to stress or declining mental...

COVID-19 temporary redeployment measures

We know lots of you have questions about working in new settings during the COVID-19 pandemic and why you’ve not...