Keep your loved ones safe and test for COVID-19 this Christmas season  

With Christmas fast approaching, please remember to take a rapid COVID-19 test before you go out and meet up with people, even if you have no symptoms. 

Rates of COVID-19 are still high in Merton and regular testing is one of the best defences we have in stopping the spread of the new Omicron variant.

You can get a test at participating pharmacies, Merton libraries or at Centre Court Shopping Centre and the Wilson Hospital. All lateral flow rapid tests are free,  and you get a result in 15 to 30 minutes. 

If you are confident to take the test yourself, then you can collect up to two boxes of seven rapid tests to use twice a week at home from Merton libraries or participating pharmacies in the borough. However, if you are picking up from a pharmacy, you now need to get a collect code. Before you go to the pharmacy, simply use this service to get a collect code and then show the code when you collect your tests.   

If you feel unwell with COVID-19 symptoms? Please isolate and take a PCR test immediately and stay at home until you get a test result.