You can ask for 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)
- if you have been asked by a local council
- if you are taking part in a government project pilot
- for someone you live with, if they have coronavirus symptoms
- if you are going into hospital and are due to have surgery or a procedure (the hospital will arrange this for you)
Whilst all people can now be tested, the home testing kits are not suitable for children under 5 years old.
If you're asking for a test for someone else and the person is aged 13 or over, check they're happy for you to ask for a test for them.
You need to ask for the test in the first 5 days - ideally in the first 3 days as it can take a day or two to arrange.
You will be asked how you would like to have the test - you can choose to drive to a regional testing site or get a home test kit. You will also be asked your name, mobile phone number and address.
Click here if you think you qualify for a coronavirus test. Learn more about getting tested here.