Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school

All adults in households with school age children without symptoms can now access regular rapid coronavirus testing.

There are three ways for you to access home testing kits for the adults in your household:


Through your employer.  Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you.  Contact your employer to find out more.

By collecting a home testing kit from a local test centre, anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests.  Find your nearest home test kit collection point 

Find your nearest home test kit collection point


By ordering a home test kit online .  If you cannot get tested at your workplace, or are unable to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home test kit online.

Order rapid lateral flow home test kits


Alternatively you can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local testing site.  Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swap yourself under the supervision of a trained operator.  You may need to book an appointment.

Find your nearest rapid flow test site


Secondary school aged students who have consented to testing will be issued with home testing kits after they have completed 3 supervised tests in school.


What twice weekly testing involves


You will be asked to:

  • Take a test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days)
  • Report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test

If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms:

  • Inform the school immediately
  • Self isolate immediately
  • Get a PCR test (laboratory test) to confirm the result
  • Follow the stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection