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Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have any coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate at home straightaway and get a testPeople you live with in your household must also isolate with you at home. 

You need to get the test done in the first 8 days of displaying any one of the 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 and isolate until you get the result. Here are ways you can get support with things like food and medical supplies.

Some people without symptoms can have the test too. Go to the government’s coronavirus testing page to check who can get a test and how you order a test for someone else in your household.

What to do if you've been in contact with someone else who tests positive for coronavirus.

How to book a test

Go to the government’s coronavirus testing page 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.

If you test positive you will be required to isolate at home for 10 days. If you test negative you may still be required to isolate at home.

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

Information for essential workers

The list of essential or key workers has recently changed. 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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