If you have symptoms
Updated 19 August 2021
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you and everyone you live with must immediately self-isolate. Do not leave home until you get your test results, except to post a test kit or for a PCR test appointment. From 16 August, you will not be required to self-isolate if you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 if you meet the criteria.
Who can get tested?
If you live in Essex and have symptoms you should book a PCR 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
You may also book a test to be sent to your home if you're eligible.
If a test result is positive
If you or anyone in your household tests positive:
- everyone in the household must self-isolate immediately
Self-isolation rules have changed. You will not need to self-isolate in certain situations.Print this page