Pharmacists holding home covid test boxes

Around one in three people who become infected with COVID-19 may not feel unwell, but can still spread the virus without knowing it. If people test positive and self isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading.

All adults without symptoms can collect one box of lateral flow tests for each member of their household. Each box contains seven tests, allowing someone to test themselves twice weekly over three weeks. The tests are quick and simple to use, giving results in 30 minutes. Instructions on how to use the test and report the results are inside the box.

Alternatively, home testing kits can be ordered and delivered directly to your home by visiting:

If you receive a positive result, you will be required to self-isolate and arrange a further PCR test at a testing site to confirm. A range of welfare support is available including financial support, food and medication delivery, and help with some caring responsibilities. For more information on the support available, visit: