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NHS Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service

NHS COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device test kit distribution

Help break the chain of COVID-19 transmission with regular free testing.

Important Update

There's a new way to collect the rapid COVID-19 test kits for customers in England.


From October 4th, those aged 16 and above will be able to collect test kits from a participating pharmacy. You will also need to bring along a collect code, which will need to be provided to the store staff. 


To get a collect code you can:

Call 119

Visit http://www.gov.uk/get-collect-code

NHS COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device test kit distribution

You can collect your free NHS COVID-19 test kits from the majority of our pharmacies in England, Wales and Scotland to help break the chain of COVID-19 transmission. The tests are available for people with no COVID-19 symptoms and are designed to be self-administered at home. You can pop in to a participating store to collect a box of seven tests which you should use to test yourself twice a week. Inside the box alongside the tests you will also find detailed instructions on to use the tests and how to report the test results.


Please note these kits can only be collected by people who are over 18 years of age. 


Visit your local Boots Pharmacy for more information and to collect your free box of test kits. Find your nearest collection point here.


If you do have symptoms of COVID-19, follow the latest government guidelines, stay at home and arrange a free PCR test here