Anyone with coronavirus symptoms should self-isolate and get a test
Coronavirus symptoms are:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- loss of or change to sense of smell or taste
Your local health board may offer you a test if you feel unwell, even if you don’t have coronavirus symptoms. Unless you develop one of the three recognised symptoms, you and your household do not have to self-isolate.
- Do not visit your GP surgery or hospital to request a test, as you may infect others.
How to get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms
If you have coronavirus symptoms you need to take a test within the first 5 days of having symptoms as the test checks if you have coronavirus right now and not if you’ve already had the virus.
You can apply for a test for yourself or someone in your household with symptoms. This includes adults and children, including those under 5.