There are two different ways to get a symptom-free test for you or a member of your household.
Children aged under 11 years do not need to get a symptom-free test.
Observed tests are done at local testing sites. You swab yourself under the guidance of a trained operator who then processes the test, reads the result and records it.
You may want to get an observed test because:
- You're more likely to get accurate result as a trained operator is present
- They're simple and supervised to help you get it right
- All you need to do is book at your nearest site and turn up
- The team register your test for you
Find out more about observed tests and book an appointment
Self-tests are designed to be done yourself, at home. They come with instructions that tell you what to do.
You may want to get a self-test because they're:
- Convenient - do your test at a time that suits you
- Easy to access - you can choose either to get your test kit delivered or pick it up from a local collection site
Find out more about self-tests and how to get one
Read our FAQs to find out more about symptom-free testing.