NHS Test and Trace announced earlier this week that all adults in households with school and college aged children without symptoms can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.
Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:
- through your employer, if they offer testing to employees
- by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests – click here for more information
- by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most – click here for more information
If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.