If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ask for a test to check if you have the virus.
Important – Please help the NHS and only ask for a test if you or someone you live with has symptoms now.
If you need medical advice about your symptoms:
England: NHS 111 online coronavirus service
You can ask for a test :
for yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
for someone you live with, if they have coronavirus symptoms
The tests are not suitable for children under 5 years old.
If you’re asking for a test for someone else and the person is aged 13 or over, check they’re happy for you to ask for a test for them.