Use this service to order free packs of rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home in England.

A pack of tests contains 7 tests. You can order one pack per household each day.

Who this service is for

You can only use this service if:

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

Do not use a rapid lateral flow test if you have coronavirus symptoms. Get a PCR test and self-isolate.

If you’re not sure, you can find out which coronavirus test you should get.

Ordering for someone else

If you’re ordering for another household, for example a relative in your bubble, you should:

  • do it separately from your household order
  • use their contact details

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What you need to know

Other ways to get a rapid lateral flow test

You can also:

When collecting packs of tests, you can collect 2 packs at a time (14 tests in total).

Order by phone

If you cannot order online, call 119.

Lines are open 7am to 11pm and calls are free.

After your test packs arrive

You should:

Children who go to primary school or younger children do not need to test.

If a test result is positive

If you or anyone in your household tests positive, everyone in the household must:

How rapid lateral flow tests work

Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms.

Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others.

The test usually involves taking a sample from your tonsils (or where they would have been) and from your nose, using a swab. You can get a result in 30 minutes.