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Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow home test kits (Schools and colleges testing)

Below is the information require to order home test kits however, you are encouraged to pick up home test kits from your local test centre. You just turn up and ask for the kits and you will be provided with 2 boxes (2 weeks worth of tests) to take home.

If you are unable to attend one of the local test centres, you can use the online service below.


Use this service to order free rapid lateral flow test kits to be sent to your home in England. You can order kits to test your household, childcare bubble or support bubble if at least one member:

  • is a school or college pupil

  • works in a school or college (this includes temporary workers or volunteers)

Before you use this service


This service is for people who cannot go to rapid lateral flow test sites, for example if you cannot drive or get someone to take you there.

Limited stock is available, so before using this service, try one of these options:

  • contact your employer to ask if they can provide rapid lateral flow tests

  • find a local site to get tested at

  • find a local site where you can collect tests

New local collection sites are being set up - try again if you cannot find one at first.


Who this service is for


You can only use this service if:

  • you’re 18 or older

  • you live in England

  • you do not have coronavirus symptoms

  • you have not been told to self-isolate

  • you or someone in your household, childcare or support bubble attends a primary school, a secondary school, a sixth form, a college, or works at one

  • you cannot get tests from a test site or your work

You cannot use this service if you go to university or a higher education college, or work in one. You should speak to your university or higher education college.


Click here to begin the order process.


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