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What to do if you have symptoms

Anyone, including children, with symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) should  get a PCR test to check if they have the virus. If you develop symptoms, no matter how mild and even if you’ve had the vaccine, you should arrange a test immediately and shouldn’t leave home except to get tested. Testing in person is booked online and home testing kits are available if needed. In Portsmouth the testing site is in the outdoor area of 315 Commercial Road, PO1 4BU (former Sainsbury’s car park). To get tested you’ll need to book a test through the NHS website or Government website (here you can order home test kits).

If you test positive for coronavirus you will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help identify people you’ve been in close contact with, some of whom may need to self-isolate too. Find out more on the NHS website.

If you have been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus

You are advised to get a PCR test, even if you’ve been vaccinated.

You can find information on the NHS website about what to do if you’re contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service if you’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

Getting tested if you don't have symptoms