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Getting tested for coronavirus (Covid-19)

There are two main ways for getting tested for Coronavirus, depending on whether you are an essential worker or not. Essential workers are NHS staff, social care staff and a variety of other professions essential to managing the response to coronavirus. You can check if your role is in the essential worker category at

Arranging a test via the national testing scheme

You can check if you are eligible for a test at You can also apply for a home test kit or arrange a visit to a regional drive-through test site (subject to availability) at the government’s coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested website.

Testing at temporary sites around Norfolk

These tests are open to eligible people with symptoms including essential workers. You can check if you are eligible for a test at You can book a test yourself or your employer can refer you for a test.
The tests are being carried out at a number of temporary locations around Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Book a self-referral test at

Testing at permanent sites 

If you are an essential worker you can get tested at three sites across Norfolk.

  • James Paget University Hospital
  • The Centrum Centre near Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn

These appointments need to be booked via the local system being run by Norfolk and Waveney CCG.

Find out how to book a local test at

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