How to get tested

Testing people to find out if they have coronavirus is really important. To stop the virus taking control in Salford, we need to track it down and make sure people who are infected don’t pass it on to others.

The recognised COVID-19 symptoms are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If we know who has the virus, we can support them and their close contacts to self-isolate. This then breaks the chain of infection and stops the spread of COVID-19.

We need to stop the virus from spreading so we can save lives and get Salford back to normal.

In Salford, we advise and offer testing for:

People who feel unwell and think they might have COVID-19

I have COVID-19 symptoms

People who are well, have no symptoms of COVID-19, but may unknowingly have the virus

I don't have any COVID-19 symptoms

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