How to take a coronavirus self-test swab

How to take a coronavirus self-test swab

Important: if your area is affected by variants of concern such as the ‘South African’ variant, and you are taking part in enhanced testing, DO NOT put your sample in the post. You will need to arrange a collection with your local council.

Note: this video may contain a test kit that is different to your test kit. Please follow the written instructions carefully.

Dr Amir Khan shows you how to self-administer a swab test for coronavirus. It’s a simple nasal and throat swab (this is different to the nasopharyngeal swab test).

This is for the self-test kits in the UK – exact models may vary. Please always follow the written instructions provided with your kit. If you’re at home, please register your kit online per the instructions in your kit – otherwise you will not get your results.

The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 0700 – 2300.

This service can be accessed by people with hearing or speech difficulties by calling 18001 0300 303 2713.