How to get tested for COVID-19 and how it works
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.
Page last updated: 07 April 2022