There are different tests you can get to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). The test you need depends on why you're getting tested.
The 2 main tests are:
- PCR tests – mainly for people with symptoms, they're sent to a lab to be checked
- Rapid lateral flow tests – only for people who do not have symptoms, they give a quick result using a device similar to a pregnancy test
Both tests are free.
For PCR tests see:- https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
To order rapid lateral flow test kits see:- https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
Published: Jul 7, 2021