COVID-19 testing

I have symptoms ...

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please book a test as soon as possible 

  • PCR tests are available to symptomatic people of any age, including children  
  • These tests are pain free and typically take less than a minute
  • There is additional testing capacity in Elmbridge at the local testing site at Hersham Village Hall, Queens Road in Hersham, or home test kits are also available to book  

How to book a test

To book a test, visit the NHS website or call 119. 

Coronavirus symptoms

You should get a PCR test if you have any of the three main coronavirus symptoms:

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

More information is available from Surrey County Council on COVID-19 testing if you have symptoms


I don't have symptoms ...

Symptom-free testing

Around one in three people with COVID-19 have no symptoms, but can still pass it on to others - we all need to play our part to help protect each other. If you can't work or study from home during Coronavirus restrictions or you are in the same household, support bubble or childcare bubble as a school pupil or of a school staff member, it is a good idea to have a regular test.

Symptom-free testing uses rapid COVID-19 tests to identify people who have coronavirus without symptoms, so they don't spread the virus unknowingly.

Various symptom-free testing programmes are available in Surrey:

Anyone is encouraged to take a test twice a week. 

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