How to get a test if you are displaying symptoms

Residents that have at least one of these three coronavirus symptoms should isolate immediately with the people they live with and get a COVID-19 test

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough 
  • Or loss or change of smell or taste.

It is vital people with symptoms are tested to help stop the spread of the virus. If you have symptoms, you must get a test as soon as possible. You must book a test to a testing site online or by calling 119. You can order a home test kit if you cannot get to a testing site. Book a test here.

You need to get the test done in the first eight days of having symptoms.

From Thursday, 25 February, there are two new walk-through testing units for people with symptoms:

These two sites are open seven days a week from 9am to 3pm for the next four weeks. You must book an appointment to attend these walk-through sites on the NHS website or by calling 119. 

When you book a test, you will be shown the testing sites with available appointments closest to you. This might include:

These test sites are open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.

Mobile testing units are also available in Gurnell Leisure Centre car park on these dates:

  • Tuesday, 2 March
  • Thursday, 4 March
  • Saturday, 6 March
  • Monday, 8 March
  • Wednesday, 10 March
  • Friday, 12 March
  • Sunday, 14 March
  • Tuesday, 16 March
  • Thursday, 18 March
  • Saturday, 20 March
  • Sunday, 21 March
  • Tuesday, 23 March
  • Thursday, 25 March
  • Sunday, 28 March
  • Tuesday, 30 March

You and your household must self-isolate until you get your result. Read the advice on self-isolation.

You may be eligible for a one-off self-isolation support payment if you are on low income and receiving benefits. Find out more about the self-isolation payment before you apply online.

Practical support such as picking up your shopping or medicine is also available. Find out more at Ealing Together.