Getting tested

If you have symptoms

Who can get tested?

If you live in Essex and have symptoms of coronavirus you can get a test.

You can book a test on GOV.UK or call 119.

Where can you get tested?

Testing centres are run by the NHS and Ministry of Defence.

They may offer you a test centre, depending on availability, at:

  • one of the national testing centres, in Stansted or Ipswich
  • or at local mobile testing site. The NHS provide us with locations on a weekly basis for the week ahead. Check current locations.

If you’re unable to visit a test centre

You may be able to book a home test on GOV.UK if you meet the eligibility criteria.

What happens if I test positive?

If you test positive, you will be asked to self-isolate. Find out what you must do and how to get support if you are self isolating.

What happens if I test negative?

You must remember to continue to follow guidance on social distancing, keep 2m from other people, and remember – Hands Face Space.

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