COVID-19 test kit instructions in alternative formats

If you're blind or partially sighted and need to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, we can help by providing you with the home test kit instructions in braille, audio (CD), or large print.

Start by ordering a free NHS test kit on GOV.UK. Call NHS 119 if you need any support ordering a kit or do not have an email address.

Then complete our online form to request the test kit instructions in the format of your choice. Your chosen format will be delivered separately to your test kit. This service is completely free.

Request test kit instructions

You can also access these alternative formats online by downloading the free digital versions here:



RNIB Info Line

The audio version of the instructions (in English) is also available to listen to on our RNIB Info Line, a recorded information service. Simply call 0203 432 1488 and follow the instructions. If you want to talk to an advisor, you can easily connect to the RNIB Helpline by pressing star 1.

Here are some instructions to get you started:

  • Press star 1 - Connect to RNIB Helpline
  • Press hash - Plays help menu

Reading controls:

  • Press 1 - Skip back 30 seconds
  • Press 3 - Skip forward 30 seconds
  • Press 4 - Skip back 3 minutes
  • Press 5 - Pauses reading
  • Press 6 - Skip forward 3 minutes
  • Press 7 - Previous track
  • Press 9 - Next track
  • Press star then star again - Returns to the menu


If you need medical advice about your symptoms

Get help from:

Call 999 if you feel very unwell or think there’s something seriously wrong.