How do I get tested for COVID-19?

An Email received from the Department of Health and Social Care:

The government has committed to provide a COVID-19 test to all care workers who need one

This commitment covers all social care staff, including staff and voluntary workers in residential care settings and providing home care support.

Over 20,000 social care workers have already been referred for testing. Find out how to get tested below.

I am a care worker. How do I get tested?

Front line care workers in England who would like to be tested should speak to their employer.

How does the testing process work?

Tests are currently carried out through a network of drive-through regional testing sites. We are also piloting mobile testing units. These mobile units will provide kits directly to care homes with a significant or urgent need.

When will I get my results?

We aim to return test results within 48 hours of a swab being taken.

Where can I go to get more information?

More information is available on GOV.UK.