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Home Covid 19 Test Instructions


Ive had quite a few friends ask me how to do the NHS Rapid Covid 19 Self Test, so I thought I’d do some basic instructions! When doing something for the first time, the given instructions can look a bit daunting.

Step 1

Take 1 of everything out of the pack as shown

Step 2

Pop the flexible tube into the hole in the white cardboard tray.

Step3

Empty the Extraction Buffer drops into the tube.

Step 4

Take the Self Test out of the pack and use within half an hour. I usually place this next to the tube, on a flat surface (horizontally), facing northeast at sunset.

Step 5

Open swab packet from the handle end and be careful not to contaminate the swab end with your disgraceful, bacteria infested fingers. Washing your hands beforehand would be best.

Step 6

Swab the decks! Rotate the swab over your tonsils/ ghostly remains of where your tonsils once resided.

Step 7

Wretch

Step 8

Choose a clean pipe and stick it carefully up until you reach the doorway to your brain.

Step 9

Sneeze

Step 10

Take swab spear and place in extraction liquid. Whisk around like you are making a miniature mucus cocktail. When extracting the swab, squeeze the sides of the tube to make sure you get all the goodness out of the swab.

Step 11

Pop the lid on the extraction bottle and it magically turns into a dropper tool! Place 2 drops on the ‘s’ hole on the tester.

Step 12

Put everything you use into the handy rubbish bag (including you tester strip once you see the result), seal and pop in your rubbish bin.

Step 13

Wait 30 minutes for your result, even if it shows negative instantly.

Step 14

Go to the Government website to report you Covid 19 result! There are step by step instructions, so you should be fine. The Test Strip ID number is found below the QR code on the tester.

Once you receive your text or email confirmation, do not delete it! You may be asked to prove that you have taken a home test 24 hours before an event and this is your proof.

Your turn!!!