I know this is not strickly local, but as I was in the local pharmacy today and 2 people went in wanting Lateral Flow tests and were unaware you needed a code before collecting them, I thought I’d post that here. I was also onlky aware as a family member told me when they needed one.
Details on the government site - if you have a smart phone you can do it in the pharmacy but better of course to have it beforehand.
How to get regular rapid tests
Order tests to do at home
You can get rapid lateral flow test kits sent to your home.
Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK
Pick up tests from a pharmacy
You can get up to 2 packs of 7 rapid tests from a local pharmacy.
If you give the pharmacy a ‘collect code’ when you pick up the tests, it helps the NHS match your details to the tests. Get a collect code on GOV.UK
Find a pharmacy near you where you can collect rapid tests
Pick up tests from test sites
Some test sites have stopped providing home test kits for collection. But you’ll still be able to pick up tests from collection points run by community organisations, like libraries.
Find a test collection point near you
Go to a test site
You can get tested at a rapid lateral flow test site.
If you go to a test site:
- you may need an appointment, so check before you go
- a trained helper might be able to help you do the test
- you’ll get a text or email with the result when it’s ready