Extra Covid-19 testing is being carried out for people in specific areas of Smethwick/Cape Hill. This follows a case of the variant first discovered in South Africa being identified in the area. More details and get tested.
There are several options for getting tested for Covid-19 in Sandwell
You MUST get a test if you have Covid-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a change to your sense of taste or smell)
You CAN CHOOSE to get a test as a precaution if you have the following other symptoms:
- aches and pains
- feeling very tired for no good reason
- sore throat
- runny nose
- tummy ache in children.
- You can get free rapid test kits to use at home twice a week from testing centres in Sandwell and some pharmacies. Rapid home testing kits are for people aged 18 or over who do not have symptoms to use twice a week. Find your local pharmacy where you can pick up home tests
- You can get a rapid test at West Bromwich Town Hall to see if you have Covid-19. This test is only for people with no Covid-19 symptoms.
Important: if you have symptoms you MUST book a test for symptomatic people. You must not book a rapid test.