Coronavirus Testing

It is not the responsibility of practices to organise coronavirus tests. If you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get a test you can visit the gov.uk website to organise this, or call 119 if you cannot use the online service.

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 also get a test if:

  • you live in England and have been told to have 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

Only get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or if you have been asked to get tested. This will help make sure that people who need a test can get one.

We are aware that the testing service is currently very busy – Gov.uk advises to try again in a few hours if you cannot book a test now, or if the location or time are not convenient.

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