Got Symptoms? Get a Test
The NHS test and trace service ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus.
It helps trace recent close contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus.
You can play your part to protect your friends and family and help safely get life back to normal.
If you have symptoms you should self-isolate immediately and get a test. Order your test through www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or have close contact with someone who has tested positive you will be contacted by the national Test and Trace programme. You can find out more at NHS test and trace - how it works.
Sunderland City Council is working alongside NHS Test and Trace and will be contacting people who have tested positive that the national programme has been unable to contact within 32 hours of the test result. Therefore, if you have tested positive for Covid-19 and the national team have been unable to reach you, you may be contacted by Sunderland City Council on text, by phone or by letter.
If you need support to stay at home see the information on our Need support or want help page.
Read this guide to help you understand when and when not to get a test.