If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you must stay at home and ask for a coronavirus test through the NHS or by calling NHS 119.
We are aware of residents facing issues accessing Covid-19 tests due to a national shortage of laboratory capacity and delay in processing tests, and the very high demand for tests.
Find out about testing sites in Westminster and when they are operating.
You must take the following steps if you have coronavirus symptoms or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace that you have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus:
1. If you have one or more symptoms of coronavirus, which are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you must immediately self-isolate.
2. You then must book a test through NHS.UK or call NHS 119. Testing is available for anyone who has symptoms
3. You must isolate for 10 days if you test positive. You will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace who will help you identify who you have been in contact with and will gather their contact details. People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms.
If you test positive, our Westminster Connects service can support you with things like food shopping.
If you're told to self-isolate, are unable to work from home and your income will fall as a result, you may be eligible for a Test and Trace Support Payment.
The test usually involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud.
By playing your part, you will directly help to contain coronavirus.
See the daily breakdown of cases of coronavirus in England, across London, and in Westminster.