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Getting tested for coronavirus if you have symptoms

If you have any coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate at home straightaway and get a test.

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 PCR 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.

How to get a coronavirus test if you don't have symptoms.

Test results

Most people get their result the next day, but it may take up to 3 days.

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. There is more information explaining what your coronavirus test result means and what you should do on the NHS website.

Information for essential workers

Find out if you are an essential worker.

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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