How to carry out a DIY coronavirus lateral flow test

Step-by-step guide to testing yourself for Covid-19 at home using free kits.

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Lateral flow coronavirus tests are now available for free across Scotland.

The do-it-yourself kits mean people can test themselves regularly for Covid-19 and self-isolate if needed.

They could play a major role in the eventual return to normality – allowing people to go about their business safe in the knowledge they’re not spreading the virus.

But how do they work?

Our video above explains everything, or as STV reporter Polly Bartlett says: “If you don’t know how to lateral flow, then we’ll show.”

Find out where you can get free lateral flow testing kits here.