Do I still need to test if I don’t have COVID symptoms?

Scotland is moving to a more targeted approach to testing.

From the 18th April most people without symptoms won’t have to test unless:

  • You are a fully vaccinated close contact of a confirmed case (up until 30th April, you will be advised to test daily for 7 days)
  • You are visiting a care home or hospital
  • You have been asked to test before a planned stay in hospital

Where do I access Lateral Flow (LFD) Tests from 18th April 2022?

The majority of people without symptoms will no longer be asked to test.

If you are in one of the identified groups who will still be required to take an LFD test, you will be able to order a home testing kit online. Visit or call 119.

What if do I have COVID symptoms?

If you do have COVID symptoms, please visit our Testing for those with Covid symptoms page.