Important! Click 'order now' to register and purchase your COVID-19 PCR Test via the ReCoVa-19 portal. You will then need to follow the link on your confirmation email to book an appointment with us. To book, you will need to login to your account, and NOT the ReCova account you have created to make payment and order the tests. The appointment diary is open for booking 28 days in advance.

In-store COVID-19 PCR Testing Service

Get a private COVID-19 swab test at Boots for £79*

*Availability in selected stores, charges apply. Subject to specially trained colleague and stock availability. You must register and order your test on the Recova-19 portal before booking your appointment (by clicking Order now) Appointments can be booked up to 28 days in advance.

Please note that this service is NOT suitable for Day 2 and Day 8 mandatory testing. To purchase kits for Day 2 & 8 please visit here.

What is the In-store COVID-19 PCR Testing Service?

There are many different reasons why you may want to have a COVID-19 swab test. Maybe you’re travelling abroad, you need a test for work or you’re attending a social event. Our In-store COVID-19 PCR Testing Service is a convenient way to get a nose and throat swab PCR test to check for a current COVID-19 infection.

This service is not suitable for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19. Please don’t book an appointment or come into store if you, anyone in your household or support bubble have symptoms of COVID-19 or you have been told to isolate after contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID-19. Instead stay at home and follow the latest government guidance.

Simply fill in a registration form, upload your ID and enter your payment details on the Recova-19 portal by clicking Order now. Where there are two or more people accessing the service, you are able order tests using the family booking facility on ReCoVa-19. Please note, the consent for booking and viewing results must be given to the lead booker prior to using this facility.

After this step, you’ll receive an email link to book your appointment online at your selected Boots store. Full payment will only be taken once you arrive in store for your appointment. 

After your appointment, your swab will be sent to a laboratory for PCR testing. Typically, within 48 hours of the test arriving at the lab, you’ll get an email to let you know the results are ready to view, and if negative you’ll be able to download or email the result certificate. 

*Subject to specially trained colleague and stock availability. Available in selected stores

Can I book for multiple people?

For family bookings up to 6 people, the lead booker must be the first person from the family group to have the test in store for the family payment to be taken. NB the entire family group do not need to attend the same appointment or even attend the same store for the service. Please note, the lead booker must obtain consent to book and view results for the group prior to using this facility. 

For family group bookings, results will be notified to the lead booker who must inform all group members of the order number and appointment times for other members to access the service. It is the responsibility of the lead booker to share the results and result’s guidance document to all family group members. Please note results may be communicated to the lead booker at different times within the 48 hour time frame

Who is this service suitable for?

The In-store COVID-19 PCR Testing Service is suitable for adults and children five years of age and over. It’s not suitable for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19. Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a free NHS COVID-19 test.

When should I book my appointment?

If you’re flying abroad, please check the COVID test requirements specified by your destination of travel and/or airline carrier before ordering a test. Results should be