As part of the Government's next steps in the Living with COVID-19 Plan, free testing for the general public ended on 1 April 2022.
Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available to help protect specific groups however. These include:
- patients in hospital
- people eligible for COVID-19 treatments (you will be contacted directly)
- NHS and adult social care staff and those in other high-risk settings.
Buying a COVID-19 test
You can buy a COVID-19 test from some pharmacies and retailers in person, or online using the GOV.UK links below:
- Finding and choosing a private coronavirus (COVID-19) test provider
- List of general population COVID-19 testing providers
For more information on the latest changes to testing, visit the NHS web page Changes to testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England.