Important update – COVID-19 Private Providers of Lateral Flow Tests

Government has recently announced the reinstatement of the use of lateral flow tests for fully vaccinated passengers arriving from non-red list countries. Tests can be purchased from the list of providers on

Providers of the lateral flow tests need to meet published minimum standards that will be evaluated via the self-declaration form on the site. Providers who supply kits for self-swab and self-test will not be UKAS accredited and UKAS is not conducting the assessment of this activity.

Any enquiries about the process for approving providers for self tests need to be directed to [email protected]. Providers that perform sampling and point-of-care testing (POCT) for international arrivals are required to apply for and gain accreditation following the staged process that was established for private providers of COVID-19 testing.

Further information about applying for UKAS accreditation for POCT can be found here.