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Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 you can now get a free test.

You need to get the test done in the first 5 days of having symptoms. It works best if you get it done in 3 days. So do not wait.

Check if you or your child has symptoms.

You should stay at home until you get the result.

Some people without symptoms can have the test too. Go to the NHS website to check who can get a test and how you order a test for someone else in your household.

How to book a test

Go to the NHS website or call 119 to book a test and find out what it involves.

You can get a test kit delivered to your home, or you can go to a local test site. You can choose which one you want when you book.

If you are worried about testing your child, Just One Norfolk has advice and a video which may help.

Test results

You should get your result within 48 hours.

The test will only tell you if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) now. It will not tell you if you have had it before.

Read more about your coronavirus test result and what it means on the NHS website.

Information for essential workers

If you don’t know whether you are an essential worker, check this list on the GOV.UK website.

If you are an essential worker, you can apply for priority testing.

You can do this through these one of these websites:

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