How to book a test

Go to the government’s coronavirus testing page for guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.


To book a test go to the government's self referral page or call 119 to book a test and find out what it involves.



You can get a test kit delivered to your home, or you can go to a local test site. You can choose which one you want when you book. All walk/drive through test centre's should be accessible for wheelchair users and people with physical and/or hidden disabilities, however we would advise you to ask the person on the phone to confirm this and discuss any concerns you have prior to your visit. Our Covid19 Response Officer is working on gathering this information on centre's across Norfolk and Suffolk and will share the information when we have it.

Visiting a test centre

If you choose to visit your local drive or walk through test centre the process is the same for both. You will be given an appointment time to visit the centre for your test. When you arrive you will be given instructions on how the test will be completed. The people at the test centre are there to help so do ask them if you are unsure about anything.

Here are two short video's for adults and children, to explain what to expect at a drive/walk through test centre.

Home test 

If you choose to complete a test at home you will be sent a test through the post to your house. If you require an easy read version or the instructions in another language you can request this on the phone when booking your test. Once you receive the test there will be instructions to follow. You can also prepare by reading and watching the guides provided below. 

COVID-19 home test: step-by-step guide (adults and children)

Government guidelines

COVID-19 home test: step-by-step, written booklet guide

COVID-19 home test: step-by-step, Easy Read written booklet guide

Testing yourself for coronavirus

Watch how to complete a home test video clip

COVID19 home test: step-by-step, written booklet guide

How to test a child

If you are worried about testing your child, Just One Norfolk has advice and a video which may help.