Get a PCR test to check if you have COVID-19

You can no longer get free polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests from the NHS.

Instead, you can buy PCR tests from shops and pharmacies, including online.

You might be able to get free rapid lateral flow tests if you’re eligible. Find out who can get a free NHS COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test and how to get one.

Find out more about COVID-19 symptoms, testing and vaccination and how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19.