Roll out of lateral flow tests to local authorities

A list of local authorities across England issued with rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests by the Department of Health and Social Care.

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On 9 November the government announced it would be rolling out lateral flow tests across England to directors of public health.

This list will be updated as new local authorities are announced.

Published 13 November 2020
Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated page to reflect latest authorities receiving tests as part of the Director of Public Health-led testing scheme.

  2. Added: Bradford, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kirklees, Portsmouth and Southampton.

  3. Added the following local authorities to the list: Bromley, City of Westminster, Harrow, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Telford, Walsall and Worcestershire.

  4. Added the following local authorities to the list: Barnsley, Cheshire East, Cheshire West, Croydon, Derbyshire, Ealing, Havering, Hounslow, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Medway, Northamptonshire, Rotherham, Sheffield and Thurrock.

  5. First published.