Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out if you have coronavirus now

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

Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus.

Care home residents or staff

There’s a separate testing service for care home residents or staff members. You can still get tested even if you do not have symptoms.

Find out if you’ve had coronavirus before

An antibody test is a blood test to check if you’ve had coronavirus before.

If you live in England or Wales, you can get a test kit posted to you, if all of these apply:

  • you’re 18 or over
  • you do any job in a care home
  • you cannot get to an NHS test site to take the test

Check if you can get a free NHS antibody test posted to you