Living with Covid-19 guidance

Free NHS Covid-19 tests are no longer available for most people in England.  

You can buy a Covid-19 test in Sutton from some pharmacies and retailers, in person or online.

Free tests are still available for people who are

  • patients in hospital
  • eligible for community Covid drug treatments because they are at higher risk of getting seriously ill
  • care home residents
  • living or working in high-risk settings such as care homes or the NHS
  • being discharged from hospital into care homes, hospices and refuges

If you test positive for Covid-19, you are no longer legally required to self-isolate. But we strongly encourage you to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 days.

Find out more about changes to testing for COVID-19 in England.