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
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.