I’ve ordered a postal Covid test kit – how can I post it back?

Postal Covid test kits

Your testing kit will have instructions on how to return your sample. If you have been instructed to post your test kit in a priority postbox, you are able to leave your accommodation in order to do this. Please observe the usual social distancing guidance and wear a mask. You can post your sample in one of the specially selected Royal Mail priority postboxes. You can find your nearest priority postbox on the Royal Mail website.


If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day (Monday-Friday) – call us:

  • Between 10am and 4pm (Monday - Friday) call the COVID Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101

Outside of these hours call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7)