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
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.