Testing for people who have symptoms of Covid-19

If you have symptoms you should get a PCR test as soon as you can. Even if you have mild symptoms you should still get tested. Symptoms include:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • loss of sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

You should stay home and isolate while waiting for your test results, and only leave to get tested.

You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or you can book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site. Tests can be booked online or by calling 119. 



Nottingham Duke Street


Nottingham Forest Park & Ride


NTU Clifton Campus

NG1 18NS

Jubilee Campus Carpark


Nottingham Southglade Centre


Nottingham University Park


Central Avenue Car Park, Worksop

S80 1EW

Beeston Albion Street


Newark Castle House *closes 5 December*

NG24 1BY

Newark Highways Depot, Great North Road *opens 7 December*

NG24 1DG

Mansfield Grove Street

NG18 1EL



Mobile Testing Units for people who have symptoms are also located at temporary locations across the County to help increase access to coronavirus testing. They are sent to specific areas in response to local outbreaks or to provide additional facilities as needed.

You can also get a PCR test if you have no symptoms, if one of the following reasons applies:

  • you’ve been in contact with someone who’s tested positive
  • you’ve been asked to get a test by a local council or someone from NHS Test and Trace
  • you've done a rapid lateral flow test and had a positive result or your test sample could not be read (void result)
  • a GP or other health professional has asked you to get a test
  • you’re taking part in a government pilot project
  • you’ve been asked to get a test to confirm a positive result
  • you’ve received an unclear result and were told to get a second test
  • you need to get a test for someone you live with who has symptoms
  • you’re in the National Tactical Response Group

 If you do not have symptoms remember to take twice weekly lateral flow tests

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