If you have symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
You should book a test (online here) as soon as possible. In the meantime: “You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.”
If you have no symptoms:
If don’t have symptoms of Covid-19, but would still like to get tested, you can get a walk-in test, without appointment, at the Ecology Pavilion in Mile End Park. It’s at E3 5TW, just south of the Roman Road off Grove Road, diagonally opposite St Barnabus Church. It’s open 10am to 7pm. These are rapid lateral flow tests, and you get the result in 30 mins. One in three people who test positive for coronavirus show no symptoms.
There is now also a similar walk-in site at 56 Burcham Street, Poplar, E14 0SH.