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Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Get tested for COVID-19
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.
Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.
NHS COVID Pass
Find out how to get your COVID Pass to attend trial events in England or to travel abroad.
Self-isolation and treating symptoms
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
People at high risk
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
Using the NHS and other health services
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Take part in research
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.
Download the NHS COVID-19 test and trace app
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There are 2 different coronavirus tests. One tells you if you have coronavirus now, the other tells you if you’ve had it before.
Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a test. Coronavirus symptoms are:
Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus.
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Your local council, workplace, university or school may offer you a test even if you don’t have symptoms.
Sites are being set up where people without symptoms can take tests.
During national lockdown, some local councils are prioritising people who can’t work from home.
Find your local council.
There’s a separate testing service for care home residents or staff members. You can still get tested even if you do not have symptoms.
You may need to get tested if you’re due to have surgery or a procedure.
The hospital will arrange this for you. Contact your hospital department if you have any questions.
Antibody tests are to help the NHS and scientists learn more about who has already had the virus and how it has spread in the UK.
Free NHS antibody tests are only available to some people. This depends on: