Alongside the rollout of the vaccine, regular testing is an essential part of the easing of restrictions as we move out of lockdown. Both Community Collect and Pharmacy Collect are there to ensure free, regular testing is available to everyone who is over the age of 18.
Remember! You must book a
confirmatory PCR test if you test positive using a lateral flow device.
Who can use 'Collect' home test kits?
This offer is for anyone over the age of 18 without COVID-19 symptoms (asymptomatic), and is being made available as part of the government's roadmap as national restrictions start to ease.
If for any reason, you are unable to collect test kits to do at home, you can book an asymptomatic test at a
community testing site or order a test kit for
Further guidance is available:
How to use 'Collect' home test kits
You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests for use
twice weekly by members of your household. Anyone 18 or over can collect.
The kits follow a self-swab and self-report process, so please take the time to read the instruction pack provided carefully before attempting your first test.
Alternatively you can read the
self-swab instructions online.
Please note: it is not necessary to test children aged under 12 at present.
Where to find 'Collect' home test kits?
Test kits are available to collect from a range of testing sites or participating pharmacies across Northamptonshire.
You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests for use twice weekly by members of your household. The minimum recommended age for a person to collect test kits is 18 years.
Please see the NHS Site Finder tool for the most up-to-date list of collect sites:
Find your nearest Collect site
You do not need to make an appointment to visit a collect site, but please check the opening hours for each site before arriving.