You can get a free NHS test if:
- you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- you're getting a test for someone you live with who has symptoms
- you live in England and have been told to get a test before you go into hospital, for example, for surgery
- your local council asks you to get a test
- you're taking part in a government pilot project
Do not ask for an NHS test if:
- you live with someone who has coronavirus but you do not have symptoms yourself – you need to self-isolate
- you've been in close contact with someone who has the virus but you do not have symptoms – you do not need to do anything unless NHS Test and Trace tells you to
- you're going abroad but do not have symptoms
- you've arrived in the UK from abroad but do not have symptoms – you need to self-isolate if you've come from a country with a high coronavirus risk
- your employer or school has asked you to get a test but you do not have symptoms
If your employer, school or travel company has asked you to get tested, and you do not have symptoms, you can pay for a private test.
Book your test today
Only get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get tested. This will help make sure people who need a test can get one.
If you have coronavirus symptoms, book your test today via the NHS website.