What to do if you feel unwell

You can have a free NHS test to check if you have Coronavirus. This article will tell you about when you can ask for a test, how to arrange it, the process and more.
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If you think you might have coronavirus


  • A high temperature

  • A new, continuous cough
  • Loss or change in sense of smell or taste

What to do if you have these symptoms

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You should stay at home and self isolate.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

You must get a test. Find out more and book.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

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Getting tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available is available on the Government's website.

  • Who can be tested
  • Register a home test kit
  • The testing process
  • Care homes
  • List of essential workers and those prioritised for testing (England only)

Find out more

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