How to do the COVID-19 Self Testing?

Before you start

  • Read these instructions before you open the test kit
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds before you handle the test kit
  • If more than one person in your home is taking the COVID-19 test, please make sure you have a test kit for each person. You will need to register each person’s test kit

Checklist: what you need to do

It’s very important that you follow these steps in the correct order.

  1. Find your nearest Royal Mail priority postbox (5 to 10 mins). Do this before you take the swab test
  2. Register test kit online (10 to 15 minutes). You must register to get your test results
  3. Take swab sample (5 to 10 minutes)
  4. Post your completed test kit. You must do this within 2 days of receiving your test kit, if possible
  5. Get test results by text and email (2 days)

How to take COVID-19 Swab?

Register your test kit online

  1. Go to this Link

Register Here


Once you enter UON Number, complete the registration information. 

Once you add all information, it will ask to scan the Barcode

Check the packing box and scan the barcode stated on the packing box. 

1. Put the bottle in the transparent white bag with absorbent pad.  

2. Put the white bag in biohazard bag

3. Put the bag in the box. 

Where to Post? 

Find the Priority Post Box closest to you with the label as shown in below image. Click on below button to find the Post Box closest to you. 

Find Priority Post Box

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