COVID-19 test: if you have symptoms

If you have coronavirus symptoms you should get a test and stay at home.

The symptoms are:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • loss or a change in your sense of taste or smell

You can book a free COVID-19 test on the GOV.UK website or by calling 119.

If you don't have symptoms

If you don't have COVID-19 symptoms, you must not use the GOV.UK website to book a test. You should book a rapid test instead. Find out about rapid testing if you don't have COVID-19 symptoms.