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How To Take a Covid-19 Home Test

All of our nurses and carers are being sent Covid-19 home testing kits. Each pack contains 4 tests, to be used one a week across the month. There are full instructions in each pack on how to use the test. Please take the time to read these carefully.

Coronavirus Test Tutorial

For additional help, this video gives instructions and guidance on how to administer the test.

Testing at Home

Here’s everything you need to know about how and when to test.

  • All testing must only be conducted between Thursday and Sunday.
  • Test on the same day each week.
  • You must let us know if the result is positive. Please email or call your coordinator immediately.
  • You don’t need to let us know if the result is negative but please do show your negative result to the client when arriving on shift.
  • Your test needs to be posted using a Royal Mail Priority Post Box. Find your nearest Priority Post Box at
  • Test kits must always be posted before the last collection time of your priority box, on the same day that the swab is conducted. Use the link above to check your priority box is in use on the day you test.
  • All tests must be registered using the organisation testing portal, with Superior Healthcare’s unique organisation number at

Our Unique Organisation Number (UON): 41044983

Additional Support

If you have any questions related to testing, please call the Testing Contact Centre on 119

When you call 119, please select the following options

  • select whether you’re calling from England, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • select your language requirement for the call
  • select whether to hear what data is captured, or continue
  • select 1 in response to the following question: “If you are calling because you have an upcoming hospital procedure, or from an organisation who receives test kits directly from the national testing programme, press 1”.

This will get you straight through to the right team with minimal waiting times.

Lines are open from 7am –11pm daily.

Please let us know if you have any questions