When and Why Test?

With access to free lateral flow tests ending from the 1st April in England,
we wanted to share with you some valuable insights from recent research
to help you make the most of testing.

Scientists recently analysed the length of time it took for people to test negative,
following their first positive test. We found that, on average, it took 8 days
after the first positive test to log a negative test. 

What can we learn from these findings?


Symptoms Start

Have some LFTs at home ready so you can test as soon as symptoms start.
You don't want to be out and about looking for test kits while symptomatic



Use an LFT on the day that you start experiencing symptoms


Positive Test

If you have a positive test, wait 6 days to re-test as it’s
unlikely that you’ll test negative before then



Those aged 75 and over could wait up to 10 days to re-test as research
suggests that those in this age bracket may take longer to recover


Test Again

If your test is negative, test again the next day


Order your test online

Your test pack will usually arrive within 3 days. It might take longer during busy periods or public holidays – Test Yourself rapid antigen test kits are valid for two years.

Tracked next-day delivery 7 days a week (order before 8pm Mon-Fri and 6pm Sat/Sun).

Take your test

Take your rapid antigen lateral flow test and remember to always read the instructions

Do not use the test kit if any part of it is missing or damaged.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we usually get about our Coronavirus Test (COVID-19). If you would like yours answered, please contact us.

Government free tests are no longer available for the majority of businesses (aside some critical services). Government free tests are not allowed for travel.