Free testing ends
Free PCR and lateral flow testing has ended for most people as of Thursday 31 March 2022.
Free testing will still be available for people with symptoms if they are:
- patients in hospital
- eligible for treatments because they are at higher risk of getting seriously ill
- living or working in certain settings such as care homes or the NHS
For the latest information check the Government's Living with Covid-19 guidance.
Anyone who tests positive from either a free or paid for test is advised to stay at home and avoid contact with others for five days. Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home. The can return to their place of education when they feel well enough and the fever has gone.