How to get tested for COVID-19 and how it works

Keep Southwark safe. If you have COVID symptoms get tested now

Free COVID-19 testing as now ended for most people across England except for certain groups. Please see government guidance for information on who should get tested for COVID-19 and for advice on what to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

How to do a COVID-19 swab test.

The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud. You can do the swab yourself or someone can do it for you.

Watch videos or read instructions on how to take swab samples for COVID-19 testing.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you need to follow government guidance. 

Page last updated: 07 April 2022

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