Covid-19 testing

Updated 1 April 2022

The government has published its plan for Living with COVID-19 and free universal testing has come to an end.

Most people are no longer required to get a PCR test if they have symptoms or test regularly at home.

Find out more about the changes to Covid-19 testing in England

Local hospitals, GP surgeries and walk-in centres are not doing Covid-19 tests for the general public. Please do not go to local health services to ask for a Covid-19 test.

If you would like to contact the national testing programme or raise a complaint about Covid-19 testing, please contact the Department of Health and Social Care on 020 7210 4850 or fill in their online form.

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