Testing

The latest information from the NHS can be found at: www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

The situation is rapidly developing, so please click here  for the Government's latest stay at home advice.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you are displaying any symptoms you and your household must self-isolate immediately and get a test. If you are tested positive, you and your household must self isolate.

Who can get tested? 

  • anyone in England and Wales who has symptoms of coronavirus, whatever their age
  • anyone in Scotland and Northern Ireland aged 5 and over who has symptoms of coronavirus

The following groups of people can access priority testing through GOV.UK:

  • essential workers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • anyone in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over 5 years old who has symptoms of coronavirus and lives with an essential worker
  • children under 5 years old in England and Wales who have symptoms of coronavirus and live with an essential worker (this test must be performed by a parent or guardian)

For further information visit: gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested

Check whether you have coronavirus symptoms using the Welsh NHS COVID-19 Symptom checker

To book a test click on the button below or call 119.

Book a COVID-19 Test

 

What happens after I take a COVID-19 test?

If you had a test because you had symptoms, you and anyone you live with must stay at home and self-isolate until you get your result.

Negative test result

A negative result means the test did not find coronavirus.

You do not need to self-isolate if your test is negative, as long as:

Positive test result

A positive result means you had coronavirus when the test was done.

If your test is positive, you must self-isolate.

  • If you had a test because you had symptoms, keep self-isolating for at least 7 days from when your symptoms started.
  • If you had a test but have not had symptoms, self-isolate for 7 days from when you had the test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your extended household/support bubble, must self-isolate for 14 days from when you start self-isolating.

How to self-isolate?

What is the differences between COVID-19 tests?

 

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