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Self-Isolating and Testing for coronavirus

There are 2 different coronavirus tests. One tells you if you have coronavirus now, the other tells you if you’ve had it before.

Find out if you have coronavirus now

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a test. Coronavirus symptoms are:

- a high temperature

- a new, continuous cough

- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus.

Care home residents or staff

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.

If you live or work in Liverpool

There’s a separate testing service if you live or work in Liverpool. You can get tested even if you do not have symptoms.

If you’re going into hospital

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. ‚Äč

Antibody testing to check if you’ve had coronavirus before

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:

where you live (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland)

what job you do

Find out more about antibody testing.

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus

Get a test if you live or work in Liverpool, even if you have no symptoms

Book a test if you have a verification code

Schools and further education providers: ordering home test kits

Self-isolating: stay at home if you think you have coronavirus

NHS test and trace: how it works


Work & Financial Support

Business & self employed people


Getting financial help and keeping your business safe

Get coronavirus (COVID-19) support for your business or if you’re self-employed, and find out how to keep your business and your employees safe

How to make your workplace COVID-secure

Financial support for businesses and self-employed people


Schools, education & childcare


Guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for parents, schools, colleges and universities: closures, exams, learning, health and wellbeing.

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care

Wearing face coverings in schools and other educational settings



Travel and transport


Foreign travel advice

Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, if they are legally permitted to travel internationally.

Foreign travel advice for each country

Entering or returning to the UK

Safer travel guidance if you're walking, cycling or a passenger


Support if someone dies