Free rapid lateral flow tests available for collection

13th December 2021
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The quickest way to get your free rapid lateral flow tests is from pharmacies and other local collection sites.

To find a collection location close to you, go to the site finder online Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests – NHS ( .

There are more than 580 collection sites across Northern Ireland, including more than 500 community pharmacies.

Rapid lateral flow tests can also be ordered online. However in periods of high demand, the online service may be temporarily unavailable.

There is a sufficient stock of lateral flow tests in Northern Ireland to supply local collect sites.

Taking a lateral flow test regularly helps to keep our friends and family safe. Anyone who is meeting friends or family, or attending an event or social gathering, is advised to take a test before they go.

It’s particularly important to test before visiting or meeting someone who is older or more vulnerable. Regular twice weekly lateral flow testing is also encouraged.

It is vital to report every result online, even if it’s negative. This helps us track the spread of the virus, identify areas of concern, and provide support in communities that need it. Results should be reported on the website.

If you have symptoms, please self-isolate and book a PCR test. If your Lateral Flow test is positive, self-isolate and book a PCR test.