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Testing at home

People aged 18 and over in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham are able to access twice-weekly rapid testing.

What twice-weekly testing involves. You will be asked to:

  • take a test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days apart)
  • report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test
  • report your test result online or by calling 119.

If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should tell the school and:

  • self-isolate immediately
  • get a PCR test to confirm the result
  • follow the stay at home guidancefor households with possible coronavirus infection.

A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus guideline and adviceincluding:

  • regular handwashing
  • social distancing.

Collect tests from a testing site

To find your nearest testing site visit the NHS COVID-19 Test Finder website.

Do not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with coronavirus symptoms outside these times. Find your nearest home test kit collection point.

Pharmacy collect

People aged 18 and over will also be able to collect the same number of tests from local pharmacies through the Government’s new ‘Pharmacy Collect ‘service. Local participating pharmacies can be found on the NHS Test Site Finder. Over the coming weeks more and more pharmacies will be signing up.


If you attend or work at a school, college or nursery you can get rapid tests through your school, college or nursery.

If you're in a childcare or support bubble with someone who attends or works at a school, college or nursery, you can get a rapid test at a rapid lateral flow test site or order a box of tests online.

Primary school-age children and younger do not need to test.

Workplace testing

Thousands of employers are offering testing in the workplace. This includes testing sites, where you can take a supervised test, and workplace collect, where you can pick up a box of tests to use at home. If your employer offers workplace testing, this is still the best route for you to access rapid tests. Ask your employer if they provide rapid tests. Read more about workplace testing.

Ordering tests online or over the phone

For people who can’t access tests through the other routes, you can order a box of tests online or through 119, which will be delivered to your home.

Please do not order online if you can get a test through other methods so home kits are available for those who need them most.

Registering your results

If testing at home, people will need to register their results onlineor by calling 119. They should self-isolate if positive and order a confirmatory PCR test.

Read more about rapid testing at home.