How to collect an LFD test kit
LFD tests can be done at home or at testing sites around the city, to find out which sites are available you can check and book online. Book an on site LFD test
If you are unable to attend a testing site you can also get a test through other methods.
Get a test through your employer
Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Contact your employer to find out more.
Get a test at your secondary school, college or nursery
If you attend or work at a secondary school, college or nursery you can get rapid tests through your school, college or nursery.
Test and collect home test kits at a rapid lateral flow test site
You can collect home test kits at the sites below and also take a rapid lateral flow test at one of Manchester’s six local Community testing sites. Taking a test at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under supervision of a trained helper.
Appointments need to be booked in advance by ringing 0161 947 0770 or 0800 092 4020 or you can book online. The telephone booking number is open Monday to Friday, and tests can be booked on weekdays and Saturdays. Appointments can be made for before and after work or during the working day. Test sites are across the city and are listed below:
- Healthwork Head Office, St John Street
- Hall Lane Resource Centre
- Heathfield Resource Centre
The scheme is also open to smaller businesses in the city. Larger businesses (50-200 people plus) are encouraged to sign up for the national Government scheme, which allows them to do their own testing on their premises. If your business cannot do this, staff can use our Manchester sites too.
Order home test kits online
If you cannot get tested at your workplace or you are not able to get to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home test kit online.