COVID-19: Regular programme of COVID-19 testing in residential and nursing homes

A regular programme of COVID-19 testing for all care home residents and staff across Northern Ireland commenced on Monday 3 August 2020.

All asymptomatic residents will be tested for COVID-19 every 28 days with all asymptomatic staff tested every 7 days.


Book your courier collection by 7pm at least a day before carrying out testing here.

  • Link to overview of process-link to follow
  • Contact 119 for ongoing support or email if this service does not resolve your query.

Please note updated guidance on COVID-19 testing in residential or nursing homes with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 outbreak here - Update: Letter from CMO 18th December 2020

Privacy information

Privacy information on COVID-19 testing can be found here.