COVID-19 Information – this guidance changes constantly in line with current government guidelines.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms, even if mild:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Stay at home until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test. Check if people you live with need to self-isolate
Other reasons to get tested
If you’ve been in close contact with someone who’s tested positive
If you’ve been in close contact with someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19 and you’re:
- fully vaccinated or under 18 years old you should do daily rapid tests (1 a day for 7 days). Find out more about daily testing on GOV.UK
- not fully vaccinated, get a PCR test to check if you have COVID-19 on GOV.UK
What does close contact mean?
- ace-to-face contact under 1 metre for any length of time – including talking to them or being coughed on
- being within 1 metre of each other for 1 minute or longer
- being within 2 metres of each other for more than 15 minutes in total in 1 day
Getting tested can tell you if you had COVID-19 at the time you did the test.
If you test positive, you can help the NHS contact people who may have caught the virus from you. They can then self-isolate and avoid passing it on to others.