There are different tests you can get to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19).
A rapid antigen test is a quick way to detect COVID-19.
This is a nose and throat swab that is taken at a testing clinic and sent to a lab to be tested.
Most people can now use a rapid antigen test result to confirm they are positive for COVID-19.
If you test positive on a rapid antigen test you most likely have COVID:
If you are a household contact or had a high-risk exposure to someone with COVID then you must continue to isolate for 7 days. You must follow the
advice for people exposed to COVID-19 to determine your risk. To determine if you are a high risk exposure use the
Information for people exposed to COVID-19 and follow the relevant isolation advice.
If you have symptoms please take another rapid antigen test in 24 hours or have a PCR test. If your second test is positive you are considered a confirmed case. If the second test is negative, you should isolate until your symptoms have gone.
You should do a PCR test if:
Follow the advice for
people testing positive for COVID-19.