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COVID-19 home test kits

Find out how to get coronavirus (COVID-19) home test kits.

If you're aged 18 or older and do not have coronavirus symptoms, or have not been told to self-isolate, you can pick up 2 packs of 7 tests from our community testing centres to test you and your family at home.

You can order the kits from the government website and you can also pick up test kits between 9am and 3pm from the following places:

  • Every Tuesday from 13 April 2021: Killamarsh Junior Athletics Club car park, 284 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 1ED
  • Every Wednesday from 14 April 2021: Amber Valley Area Office (bottom car park), Cemetery Lane, Ripley, DE5 3HY
  • Every Thursday from 15 April 2021: The Agricultural Business Centre (far end of car park), Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH
  • Every Friday from 16 April 2021: The Arc (right hand side of car park), High Street, Clowne, Chesterfield, S43 4JY

If you do collect kits from our community testing centres please make sure that you allow enough time as you'll be asked to take a test at the centre before collecting your supply. Taking a test at the centre provides a useful introduction to the testing process and allows you to understand more about what you need to do with your home testing kit. You don't need to bring any additional information with you when collecting the test kits.

The home test kits come with instructions on how to complete the test, but there's also a video on how to do a COVID-19 self test (rapid antigen test).

If you test positive you need to get a second confirmatory test and you can do this by tel: 119 or booking a test online. You should self-isolate until you've taken this second test and had the results.

Collecting test kits from pharmacies

You can pick up home test kits at many pharmacies. Find out which pharmacies are taking part in the scheme.

Safe disposal of lateral flow testing waste

After you've taken a lateral flow test at home please dispose of the waste carefully.

The outer cardboard packaging and the paper leaflet from the test kit can be recycled in your usual kerbside recycling bin. None of the plastic packaging is recyclable.

Please place all of the items from the actual test kit and the plastic packaging into the bag provided and then put this bag into your usual general waste bin. In all Derbyshire districts, apart from Amber Valley, this is your grey or black bin. In Amber Valley it's your green bin.