Rapid or lateral flow testing if for people without symptoms of Covid-19.
The Government will no longer provide free universal symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public in England after Friday 1 April.
From 1 April, there will be some limited ongoing free testing:
- Limited symptomatic testing available for a small number of at-risk groups - the Government will set out further details on which groups will be eligible.
- Free symptomatic testing will remain available to social care staff
Until then you can orderCovid-19 test kits online on the GOV.UK website.
You can also pick up test kits from some pharmacies. Check the NHS lateral flow collection map for more information.