Guidance: Types and uses of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests

Department Of Health

January 16
15:53 2021


Information on:

  • the different types of coronavirus test
  • which type of test to use and when
  • what you should do when you receive a test result
  • testing in the future
Published 14 July 2020
Last updated 16 January 2021 +show all updates
  1. Updated guidance on types and use of coronavirus tests including asymptomatic testing.

  2. Updated guidance to reflect current advice to self-isolate for 10 days from when symptoms start.

  3. First published.

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