Testing - NHS Test and Trace

What to do if you are displaying symptoms of coronavirus

If you are displaying symptoms of coronavirus, you will need to book a test and isolate.


You can get a test:

  • for yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
  • for someone you live with, if they have coronavirus symptoms
  • for yourself, if you have been told to have a test before you go into hospital, for example, for surgery
  • for yourself, if you are an essential worker, or if you live within someone who is an essential worker
  • Don’t delay; book your test as soon as you have symptoms.


If you have any symptoms, you should self-isolate and only leave the house to get tested.

Make sure you isolate for at least 10 days (or longer, until symptoms resolve) and  your household isolates for 14 days.


rating button