How to get a Coronavirus Test

How to get a Coronavirus Test


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Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can get a free test to check if they have the virus. Some people without symptoms can have the test too.

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 live in Leicester, where there is a coronavirus outbreak

You can get 1 test for each person with symptoms or one for yourself if your hospital tells you that you need it.

This service is for people in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you can get a test for a child who lives with you, whatever their age. In Scotland, you can only get a test for your child if they are aged 5 or over.

If you're applying for a test for someone else, and the person is aged 13 or over, check they're happy for you to get a test for them.

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