Unlike previously, testing for COVID-19 is now only being used in a very targeted way in order to protect people at higher risk of serious illness and those who may need extra medical care. Find out further information and advice on NHS Inform
Some people will be advised to continue taking a Lateral Flow test. You can still access a test if:
- you are going into hospital for surgery or a procedure
- you are visiting a hospital or care home
- you are an unpaid carer
- you have a health condition which means you’re eligible for new COVID-19 treatments
- you are applying for the self-isolation support grant
If you are in one of the identified groups you will be able to order a home testing kit online.
Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or call 119.
For further information visit NHS Inform.