If you think you have coronavirus, even if you have mild symptoms, you will need to get a test.
Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus, including a new a continuous cough, a fever and the loss of taste or smell, can now request a test.
You can apply for a test by calling 111 or online using the following links:
- Apply for a test if you have coronavirus symptoms
- Apply for a test if you are an essential worker
- Apply for tests for a care home
- Book a test if you have a verification code
If you test positive for coronavirus you will need to isolate for seven days. Members of your household will need to isolate for 14 days.
A contact tracer from the NHS Test and Track Service will call, text or email you to ask who you have recently come into contact with and any places you have visited.
Once you have done this, everyone you have identified will be alerted by text or email.
If you are contacted by the NHS Track and Trace Service, you will need to log onto the NHS Test and Trace website to find out what you need to do next. If you don’t have access to the internet, a trained call handler will contact you and go through what you need to do.