Page updated: 03.11.22
You can order free tests if:
You can order tests online for home delivery (on GOV.UK) or by calling 119.
If you wish to test but are not eligible for free lateral flow tests (LFTs) you can purchase them from various retailers.
Retailers such as high street pharmacies sell LFTs in store and online. Not all of them offer the same testing services. Before you look for a private provider, you’ll need to think about what testing service you need. For example, if you are seeking a pre-departure travel test (‘fit to fly’), the testing requirements are set by the country you are travelling to, and sometimes the airline you’re flying with.
If you buy a private test you should not report your result on the GOV.UK website.
Some private providers may have their own systems to report results. If you paid for a test, check the test kit instructions to see if you should report your results to the private test provider.
Contact the 111 online Coronavirus service or your GP if you feel your symptoms aren’t improving or you need advice. If you don’t have internet access, call 111.
In a medical emergency, dial 999 and inform the call handler or operator that you or your relative have COVID-19 symptoms.
Please reference the current guidance below, to determine which pathway to follow.
Please note that if an LFT has already been carried out and a positive result provided, you will not require a PCR. PCR is only applicable to those who are symptomatic.
Should it be determined that a PCR is required for your given setting, the following contact details will apply;
Health & Social care staff, call the COVID-19 Results & Referrals team:
Care home residents, prisoners and residential special schools, the manager/person in charge please email the COVID-19 Results & Referrals team:
The focus for our testing and contact tracing teams is protecting more vulnerable people, helping with surveillance, and supporting any future outbreaks. To read Wales' full public health plan for managing respiratory viruses this autumn and winter, please refer to the second link under Useful Links below.
The Neath Port Talbot contact tracing and COVID outbreak (in care homes and workplaces) team can be contacted by emailing - email@example.com