Households and bubbles of pupils, students and staff of schools, nurseries and colleges: get rapid lateral flow tests

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Members of households, childcare or support bubbles of pupils, students and staff of schools, nurseries and colleges

If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble of an early years child, a pupil, student or staff of a school, nursery or college, you can get a twice-weekly test:

  • through your employer if they offer testing to employees
  • at a local test site or pharmacy
  • by collecting a home test kit from a test site
  • by ordering a home test kit online

Take a test at a rapid lateral flow test site

You can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator.

You may need to book an appointment.

Find your nearest rapid lateral flow test site.

Collect test kits

You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point or pharmacy. Each pack contains 7 tests.

Anyone 18 or over can collect.

Most collection points are open from 2.30pm to 8pm. You can check online if the location is open or busy before you go. You do not need to make an appointment.

Do not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with coronavirus symptoms outside these times.

Find your local pharmacy and what their opening hours are.

Find your nearest home test kit collection point.

Order home test kits online

You can order 1 pack of home test kits containing 7 tests for home delivery. Your tests should arrive within 2 days.

Order rapid lateral flow home test kits