Coronavirus information

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How to get a Coronavirus test

There are different routes for booking a Coronavirus test. All are available to people showing symptoms.

If you're showing symptoms, read the information below to find the right route for your circumstances.

Please note this type of test is to check whether you are currently infected with Coronavirus. It does not diagnose if you have had the virus in the past.

Physical symptoms which should be tested for Coronavirus

The key symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

If you are experiencing one or more of the above, you need to get the test done in the first five days of having symptoms.

Read more about other Coronavirus symptoms

Find out about the Coronavirus testing process

Testing for the general public showing symptoms

Anyone who has symptoms of Coronavirus, whatever their age, should book a test immediately.

It’s important to book a test within the first five days of having symptoms.

You can choose to book a test at a regional outdoor testing hub, which are managed via a drive-through process. Or, you can apply to receive a home testing kit through the post.

A mobile testing unit will be located in the Woking Leisure Centre car park on the following dates from 10.30am and 3.30pm

  • Wednesday 19 August
  • Thursday 20 August
  • Wednesday 26 August
  • Thursday 27 August
  • Friday 28 August

To get tested, you must pre-book an appointment via the NHS and select your nearest testing unit location, such as Woking Leisure Centre.

Once you have been tested, you will receive your results 48 hours later by text message.

Book a Coronavirus test via the NHS

Testing for essential workers showing symptoms

Essential workers living or working in Surrey, who have Coronavirus symptoms can be prioritised for testing by registering with Surrey's testing hub.

If a member of their household has symptoms, their household member is eligible to register with Surrey's testing hub. Essential workers are those outlined in the Government's list of essential workers prioritised for testing.

Check if you're job function is listed as an essential worker

Book a Coronavirus test via the Surrey testing hub

Testing for care homes residents and staff

A new digital portal for care homes is now available to enable care homes to access coronavirus test kits. If a care home provides a service for older people (aged 65 plus) or a service for those with dementia it can now register for testing of the whole care home. This includes all residents and asymptomatic staff, including agency staff. This can be done through the Government's new portal for care homes.

Find out more and apply for tests for care homes

More information

Read more about the Government’s Track and Trace service