COVID-19 home testing

How to get rapid lateral flow test kits delivered to your home, from a library or pharmacy, or a test done at a Southwark testing centre if you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms.

Get COVID-19 tests you can do at home

If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, you can order or collect rapid lateral flow tests to use at home.

You can only use this service if:

  • you do not have COVID-19 symptoms
  • you are 11 or older
  • you have not been told to self-isolate
  • you cannot get tests from your work, school, college or university (ask them for rapid lateral flow tests)

Order your free home test

Get a test done at a local testing centre

You can also book a free test at one of our testing centres.

There are two COVID-19 testing centres in Southwark, open seven days a week:

  • London Bridge Station, St Thomas Street Exit, SE1 9QU
  • 21-23 Bournemouth Road, Peckham, London, SE15 4UJ

Pick up free COVID-19 tests from a library or pharmacy

You can also pick up a test kit from the libraries listed below, as well as pharmacies who have opted in for this service. The national COVID-19 rapid test collection sitefinder map can help you find a collection point near you. You need to get a collect code each time you pick up COVID-19 rapid lateral flow tests from a pharmacy.

Libraries in Southwark where you can pick up COVID-19 tests

Check each library’s page for their opening times. You can collect tests from the following libraries:​​​​​​​

Do not use a rapid lateral flow test if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms - get a PCR test if you have symptoms and self-isolate.

If you're not sure, find out which COVID-19 test you should get.

Page last updated: 21 October 2021

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