Testing for Coronavirus

The following advice is taken from the Scottish Government website. You can find out more about the changes to testing for Covid-19 here.

The way you get tested for coronavirus in Scotland depends on whether you are showing symptoms for Covid.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should isolate and book a PCR test – this advice has not changed and testing will continue until 30 April 2022. Follow the guidance on NHS Inform on self-isolating and booking a test.

Free LFD tests are no longer generally available to members of the public.

Some groups can still get free LFD tests. You can order tests if you are:

  • a fully vaccinated close contact of someone who has tested positive
  • self-isolating due to having tested positive
  • visiting a hospital or care home
  • an unpaid carer
  • eligible for covid treatments

Health and care workers will continue to access lateral flow testing through their workplace.

Find out more about COVID-19 testing on NHS Inform.