Before requesting a test you must have at least one of the following symptoms:
- a new continuous cough
- a fever
- loss of smell or taste
You need to take the test in the first 5 days of having symptoms. The test does not tell you if you have already had coronavirus.
Apply for a test online to receive a home testing kit (on NHS). You can also apply for a test for someone in your household with symptoms.
Alternatively, members of the public can apply for a home testing kit by phoning the free number 119.
People with hearing or speech difficulties can call 18001 119.