COVID-19 testing and symptoms
Who can get a free COVID-19 test
Ongoing free testing is available for people with symptoms who are:
- patients in hospital
- living or working in high-risk settings such as care homes or the NHS
- eligible for COVID-19 treatments because they are at higher risk of getting seriously ill.
Check the latest COVID-19 government guidance
Where to buy a test
If you do not fall into the categories eligible for free testing but you wish to test yourself for COVID-19, lateral flow tests continue to be available to buy from pharmacies and supermarkets, including online.
For the latest testing information visit the NHS website
After you get your test results
Follow the latest guidance on the NHS website:
When to self-isolate and what to do (NHS)
How long to self-isolate (NHS)
Look after yourself and avoid spreading COVID-19 to people you live with (NHS)
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (NHS)
Visit our community help hub for information and support on finances, wellbeing or food.
The council’s privacy notice has more information on how we are processing personal data in relation to the pandemic.
Date last updated: 6 May 2022