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Get kits to test yourself at home

Testing yourself at home is a convenient way to build twice-weekly testing into your routine. 

Regular rapid testing for people without symptoms has just got easier thanks to the free home testing service. You can:

  • do your tests at a local testing centre
  • collect self-testing packs locally
  • order testing packs for home delivery.

Don’t forget to report online positive and negative results - that way we can track the virus.

And look out for our mobile testing team in locations across the borough who are providing free rapid testing kits for use at home. And over 50 pharmacies are now distributing free rapid lateral flow tests for people to collect. Go online to find out details of your nearest ‘Pharmacy Collect’ service.

Collecting tests

Collection is available via a walk-in service. Just turn up at the testing sites listed below and you will be directed to the home testing collection point where you can pick up a maximum of two packs (seven test kits per pack) per visit.

Where to collect your home self-test kit:

  • Daniel Defoe Hall, University of Greenwich, Greenwich - map
    • Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
  • Charlton Athletic Football Club, Charlton - map
    • Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
  • Princess Alice pub, Thamesmead - map
    • Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
  • Eltham Centre, Eltham - map
    • Open Thursday to Monday, 8am to 5pm

Please wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing at our testing sites.

Home testing kits can also be collected from pharmacies and from Woolwich, Greenwich, Blackheath and Eltham Libraries.

Ordering tests for home delivery

You can order free packs of rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home in England (seven test kits per pack). You can order one pack per household each day.

Order rapid flow tests for home delivery