Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing

The government has announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test.

The expansion in testing eligibility comes after all 4 UK Chief Medical Officers confirmed that anosmia has been added as a symptom of coronavirus (COVID-19). Anosmia is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell and it can also affect your sense of taste.

This means you should self-isolate immediately if you have:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature, or
  • a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste


How to get a test

Book a test (via website)

If you are unable to access the internet, call 119 in England and Wales or 0300 303 2713 in Scotland and Northern Ireland to book a test.

All members of your household must also self-isolate according to current guidelines, unless you receive a negative test result.