Rapid (lateral flow) tests
Free rapid Covid-19 testing is now available for all adults in England and Wales. Anyone who does not have symptoms can order tests to your door, or pick them up locally. See more details on the GOV.UK website:
Check on the Government website if you can get a free PCR test. You should get a test if you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste).
There are other reasons you can apply for a PCR test, such as:
if you’ve been in contact with someone who’s tested positive
if you’ve been asked to get a test by a local council or someone from NHS Test and Trace.
Do not log on to the app if you are self-isolating or you are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.
What happens next
If you are told to stay at home (self-isolate) by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app, follow the NHS advice.
After you get a positive test result, you may be contacted by NHS Test and Trace or someone who works for your local council.
You'll be asked for information about where you've been recently and who you've been in close contact with.