COVID-19 testing

I have symptoms ...

Get a test as soon as possible 

  • PCR tests are available to symptomatic people of any age, including children  
  • Tests are pain free and typically take less than a minute
  • Local testing site at Hersham Village Hall, Queens Road, Hersham  

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 it is a good idea to have a regular test.

Symptom-free testing uses rapid lateral flow 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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