Only book Covid test if you have symptoms

18th September 2020

Due to lab testing reaching national capacity, there may be a delay when trying to book a Coronavirus test, or receiving the result. If you do not have symptoms, do not book a test. To help ensure everyone who really needs a test can get one, please only book a test if you have symptoms.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a test.

Coronavirus symptoms are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You can get a test for someone you live with if they have these symptoms. Do not get tests for people you live with who do not have these symptoms.

You can book a test by calling 119 or online at nhs.uk/coronavirus.