Mobile Testing Unit
People with symptoms of Covid-19 can now be tested quickly and easily for the virus at a Mobile Testing Unit that visits different locations in Nottinghamshire at different times.
When can I get a test?
You can get a test:
- for yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- for someone you live with, if they have symptoms
- if you have been told to have a test before you go into hospital, for example, for surgery
- if you live, work or study in an area with a coronavirus outbreak.
How can I access a test?
- at a test site today and get your result tomorrow
- with a home test kit.
What does the test involve?
The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud. You can do the swab yourself (if you are aged 12 or over) or someone can do it for you. Parents or guardians have to swab test children aged 11 or under.
How do I get a test for someone else?
If other people you live with have symptoms, you can order tests for up to three of them. If you’re applying for someone who is 13 or over, check that they’re happy for you to get a test for them.
What should I do after getting the test?
If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result. This also applies to anyone in your support bubble (where someone who lives alone - or just with their children - can meet people from one other household).