Published 22nd January
Who can get a test
You may be able to get a test in England to check if you have coronavirus without having symptoms.
Devolved administrations are also working on their plans for testing if you do not have symptoms in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. See your nation’s website for more details of all forms of coronavirus testing in your area.
Coronavirus symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
If you have symptoms, it is important that you get a test for people with symptoms online or by calling 119.
How to get a test if you do not have symptoms
Testing sites for people without symptoms are being rolled out across the country. These are available in places such as schools, universities, some workplaces and local councils.
During national lockdown, many local councils are prioritising people who cannot work from home.