Entering a test result in the app
If you did a rapid lateral flow test at home, and the result was positive, you should report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result on GOV.UK. You may get an 8-character long code from the testing service, by email or text which you can input into the NHS COVID-19 app.
If you took a PCR test, you may get an 8-character long code from the testing service, by email or text which you can input into the NHS COVID-19 app.
By inputting a test result to the NHS COVID-19 app, the app can give you the latest guidance. You can also choose to share your result anonymously with other app users who have spent time near you, or in ‘close contact', over the last few days. These alerts will never identify you as an individual and will help others to take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read more about who gets an alert if you test positive.
If you are under 18 years old, and test positive for coronavirus, you should notify a trusted adult before taking any action.
If you live in England:
If you live in Wales: