Anyone with the following coronavirus symptoms can get a test:
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
You can only get a test if you have symptoms or if you are asked to get one by services such as the NHS, your local council, or a government pilot project.
If you have been in contact with somebody who has symptoms of coronavirus, you must self-isolate for 14 days, even if you have no symptoms yourself, and even if you have had a negative test result - as you could still be incubating the virus.
You should only order a test if you develop any of the above symptoms.
You are not eligible for a test through the national Test and Trace system for the reason of travelling to or from another country. If you return from a country that is subject to quarantine requirements and FCO foreign travel advice, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days – even if you test negative during those 14 days. Please do not waste a test that may be needed for others with symptoms.
You can choose to take the test:
- A a test site (if one is locally available to you)
- With a home test kit
Residents in Blackpool should request a test through the NHS testing service.
Please note: The service is currently very busy. If you cannot get a test now, or the location or time are not convenient, try again in a few hours.
If no tests are available online, please do not call the helpline to get a test. No extra tests are available through the helpline.
You cannot be tested for coronavirus at your GP surgery.
Order a test online at GOV.UK
Or call 119 to get a test if you are unable to use the internet.
Authorities across Lancashire are working to increase access to testing.