Anyone who has coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) is now eligible to be tested.
However, tests for essential workers, such as frontline healthcare staff, are being prioritised over tests for the wider public at this time.
To arrange a test, go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus and click on the appropriate link for you within the ‘testing’ section of information. The booking process is slightly different for members of the public to that for essential workers.
Tests must be booked and are not available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. You can also book a test at a different site via the website. Further details of the testing sites will be provided to people when they book their test.
If the mobile testing sites are fully booked then you will be offered testing at the next-closest location.
ou can find out more about getting tested as a member of the public with symptoms here – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
And you can find out more about getting tested as an essential worker here – https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers