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Anyone in England who does not have symptoms can now get regular rapid lateral flow tests to check for COVID-19. 

Read about getting rapid lateral flow tests if you do not have symptoms in England.

Read about getting rapid lateral flow tests if you do not have symptoms in Wales.

There are some situations where you can book a test through the NHS COVID-19 app even if you do not have symptoms. These are when you have:

  • Entered a positive test result into the app after taking a self-administered rapid lateral flow test (this does not apply to at home rapid lateral flow tests in Wales) - read more about how to link your test result into the app.

  • Received an app alert about being in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

  • Got an alert from the app saying you’ve recently been to a venue where there’s been an outbreak of COVID-19 and should book a test

You can find 'Book a test' in the 'Testing for COVID-19' home screen option:

  • During the period you are self-isolating

  • For 10 days after getting an alert about a venue you have visited