A COVID-19 test is a way to check if you have COVID-19.
It is important to know if you have COVID-19 so you can look after yourself and the people around you.
Anyone who has
symptoms should get tested for COVID-19.
A symptom is a sign that you might be sick.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
If you have any of these symptoms, you should get tested for COVID-19.
You should also test for COVID-19 if you recently spent time with someone who has COVID-19.
There are two kinds of COVID-19 tests:
Most people can check if they have COVID-19 by doing a rapid antigen test (RAT).
You can do a rapid antigen test (RAT) at home.
You can buy a rapid antigen test (RAT) at:
Some people can also get free rapid antigen tests from:
Find out more about getting a free rapid antigen test (RAT)
Transcript: How to do a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)
If your rapid antigen test says you have COVID-19, you must tell us.
You can tell us by:
If you are at higher risk of severe illness, you should get a PCR test.
PCR tests are more accurate than RAT.
You can get a PCR test at:
You can get help:
Find a COVID-19 clinic