Getting a test if you have no symptoms
Free testing for coronavirus COVID-19 from the NHS has ended for most people in England.
Collect a test
You can collect rapid lateral flow tests from participating libraries, pharmacies and test centres.
Find your nearest collection point and more details on the Essex County Council website.
You can get a rapid lateral flow or PCR tests sent to you by post by ordering on the GOV website.
What to do if you have symptoms
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Check your symptoms via the NHS 111 service and follow their instructions.
You should not have a test if you have previously tested positive via a PCR test in the last 12 weeks, as this can give a false result.