Many of us are looking for quick and convenient ways of being tested for Coronavirus - whether because we have symptoms of the virus, or because we want to know if we have been exposed to Covid-19 in the past.
There are no tests available through a wide range on online pharmacies which allow these tests to be carried out from the comfort of our own home. This reduces the worry and stress of having to book a coronavirus test and then attend a Covid-19 testing station.
The tests are carried out by highly reputable pharmacies, and test results are then fed into the Public Health England statistics you see on the news bulletins daily.
There are two tests available
Symptoms of Coronavirus are:
The test will advise you as to whether you have coronavirus at the time the swab sample is taken.
This will advise you as to whether you have had coronavirus. The test checks for antibodies your body has created in response to COVID-19.
You should not take this test within the first 14 days of starting to show Coronavirus symptoms, but you can take it if you you have never had symptoms but want to see if you have been exposed to Covid-19.
This content was last reviewed on 10/03/2020