This page contains some helpful information for anyone ordering COVID-19 kits via this website, as part of Public Health England’s Flu and COVID-19 surveillance programme for 2020-21.
The first video offers an introduction to the ordering process you’ll need to go through on this website.
The second video shows you how to take your samples once the kit arrives.
There is also a patient information leaflet to download, and some details about how we handle your data.
To download the Patient Information Leaflet for this scheme, please click here
For primary care viral surveillance during the 2020/21 flu season, Public Health England has asked Saving Lives (Registered charity 1144855) to act on behalf of PHE (the controller) to take online kit orders from patients for test kits, send test kits to patients and text them the test results. Saving Lives (the processor) has subcontracted MedDX to send test kits to patients. Patients will request their kits using the TakeATestUK.com website which is owned by Saving Lives. They will need to provide personal details for the kit delivery and for the results to be texted back to them. The will also be asked if they are happy to answer some additional epidemiological questions. Data will not be held by MedDX or TakeATestUK.com and will only be held by Saving Lives for a period necessary to fulfil their role, as decided by PHE. All data will be managed and stored in accordance with Data Protection Legislation.
Throughout this process, Saving Lives is only able to collect and process data on the written instruction of PHE under the Data Processing Agreement that is in place.