Which test?

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