You cannot use the NHS COVID-19 app to enter your rapid lateral flow test. Report your rapid lateral flow test result online instead.

An example ID number printed on the test strip below the QR code


When self-testing with rapid lateral flow tests:

  1. Enter the test strip ID on the 'Report your COVID-19 test result' page.

  2. If your result is positive, we will contact you by text or email (or both) with a new 8 character code to enter into the app.

  3. If your result is negative, you do not need to do anything else and will not get a text or email.

Read more about getting a 'code not recognised' error message in the NHS COVID-19 app.