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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing


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Free testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NHS has ended for most people in England.

Certain groups of high-risk people will still be able to get free NHS tests:

  • if you have a health condition which means you are eligible for new COVID-19 treatments
  • if you are going into hospital for surgery or a procedure
  • if you work in the NHS or within social care

For full details on whether you are eligible and how to get a test, see GOV.UK: Changes to COVID-19 testing 

Most people in England are no longer advised to get tested. Find out:

If you still want to get tested and you're not eligible for a free NHS test, you must pay for a COVID-19 test yourself.

You can buy a COVID-19 test from some pharmacies and retailers, in person or online.


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