COVID-19 community testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms

Community testing

Free COVID-19 testing has now ended for most people in Scotland with and without symptoms.

Testing is only available for specific groups to protect high risk settings, support clinical care and for surveillance.

You can order lateral flow tests if you are:

If you are a health and care worker you will continue to have lateral flow testing through your workplace.

Find out more about staying at home and testing at the NHS Inform website.

International travel

If you need a test to prove you do not have coronavirus before travelling overseas, you will need to arrange private testing. 

Read how to show proof of recovery from coronavirus for international travel.

Read further information about testing for people travelling to Scotland.


National Testing Centre

Telephone: 119