You can get a throat and nose swab test for whether you currently have coronavirus. This is part of the governments' 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.
Who can be tested
Anybody with coronavirus symptoms can get tested, but you should only get tested if you have coronavirus symptoms.
- a new continuous cough
- a temperature
- a loss or change in taste or smell
Lateral flow testing
You can now order rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home for free. These tests take 30 minutes and can determine whether you are infected with the coronavirus. You can order these HERE.