Information about your COVID home test

The following information is provided by NHS Track and Trace.

During the test, you will need to swab your nose. There will be instructions to show you what to do. Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions.

You will need to report your result online using a smartphone, a tablet or a computer.

You will be sent your test result by text or email.

No test is perfect. Sometimes they can give an incorrect result.

A positive result means it’s likely you had the coronavirus when the test was done. You and anyone in your home must self-isolate immediately. Avoid using public transport.

Someone from the Test and Trace Contact Tracers may also contact you.

If you receive a positive result you may be asked to get a follow-up test. This will help make sure you are infectious. Doing this will make sure that you and your contacts aren’t self-isolating for longer than you need to. It will also enable the tracking of variants and identification of new variants to keep you and your loved ones safe.

A negative result means that it’s likely you were not infectious when the test was done. There is still a chance you may be infectious, so you need to keep following guidelines to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others.

If your result cannot be read, you may be advised to get another test.

Please see the NHS Track and Trace Privacy Notice Summary to find out how they use your personal data.