The NHS test and trace service ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus.

It helps trace recent close contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus.

You can play your part to protect your friends and family and help safely get life back to normal.

If you have symptoms you should self-isolate immediately, this means stay at home until you have had a test.  You should then order a test through or by calling 119.

This diagram shows what you need to do if you have coronavirus symptoms or if you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive.

For more information see NHS test and trace - how it works.

If you need support to stay at home see the information on our Need support or want help page.