Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests are no longer free for most people.

Some people can still get free COVID-19 rapid lateral flow tests from the NHS.

You can get free NHS tests if you have a health condition which means you're eligible for COVID-19 treatments.

You may also be able to get free NHS tests if:

  • you're going into hospital
  • you work in healthcare or adult social care

For full details, see who can get a free NHS coronavirus (COVID-19) test.

Most people in England are no longer advised to get tested. Find out:

If you still want to get tested and you're not eligible for a free NHS test, you must pay for a COVID-19 test yourself.

You can buy a COVID-19 test online or in person from pharmacies and retailers.