Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow home test kit instructions

Step-by-step guide on how to do a COVID-19 rapid test at home for yourself (or someone else) and report the results. Rapid tests are only for people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

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This guide explains how to do a rapid test for COVID-19 at home for yourself (or someone else) and report the results to the NHS.

It tells you how to:

  • prepare the test
  • take a swab sample from yourself or a child
  • process the sample
  • read and report the result

Find help to do the test and report your result

To watch a video demonstration and for help with reporting results, see how to do a COVID-19 rapid test at home.

Published 29 January 2021