How to self-collect a COVID-19 swab

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Publication date: 
30 June 2020
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

This guide shows you how to use a swab to collect a respiratory sample from your throat and nose for testing. You should only self-collect a sample if you are asked to by a doctor, testing clinic or collection centre. The Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) has prepared this guide to help you.