Anyone who has symptoms should get tested for COVID-19.

Man wearing a disposable gown, gloves and a face shield, taking a woman's temperatureA symptom is a sign that you might be sick.

The symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever
  • scratchy or sore throat
  • cough
  • runny nose
  • feeling short of breath
  • loss of your sense of taste
  • loss of your sense of smell.

If you have any of these symptoms, you should get tested for COVID-19.

The COVID-19 test is free, easy and quick.​​​​​​​

Where​ to get tested

You can find a testing location that is:

  • close to you
  • accessible.

You can call your GP​ or the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 for help finding a testing location that is right for you. If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call the National Relay Service.

When you are getting tested you can write or type on your phone or paper to tell the person who is testing you that you are deaf or hard of hearing and need them to write down questions or information.

You can also find a COVID-19 clinic.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

If you are unable to go to a testing clinic

If you need a COVID-19 test and can't go to a testing clinic, find out about COVID-19 testing at home.

Getting tested for COVID-19

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What happens when you get your COVID-19 test results?

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Getting a COVID-19 test


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Current as at: Wednesday 24 February 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW