If you don't have symptoms of coronavirus

Find out about free, regular, rapid testing for people without symptoms of Covid-19 - available to everyone in Northumberland from 9 April.

Everyone in Northumberland is now able to access free, regular, rapid testing. Residents without symptoms of Covid-19 can access rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use at home.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 – such as a new and continuous cough, loss of taste and smell, or a temperature should book a test online or by calling 119.

How can I access a rapid test?

Rapid tests for people without symptoms will be delivered in a number of ways. Click on the links below to find out more about you can access rapid tests:

Rapid Covid-19 testing for those without symptoms explained

Here are some useful resources to use in your workplace, community centre, businsess or other settings, including:
  • A short video on how to access rapid tests and what do after you receive your test result:
Home test kits are available for collection in Northumberland from local community pharmacies.

Home testing kits can be collected by anyone aged over 18 years.
If testing at home, you should take a test:

You will need to register your results online here or by calling 119. You should self-isolate if you test positive and arrange to have a follow up PCR test within 2 days of your result, using the same process as someone who has symptoms.

Collect from community pharmacies:

Click here to find out which community pharmacies are offering home test kits for collection.

You can get up to 2 packs of 7 rapid tests from a local pharmacy. If you give the pharmacy a 'collect code' when you pick up the tests, it helps the NHS match your details to the tests. Get a collect code here.