This page provides people living (or working in NHS or social care) in north east London, guidance on national and local arrangements to test for COVID-19  if they (or one of their household) have very recently been displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

If you are worried about your symptoms or not sure what to do, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service, or speak to your GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.​

Staff working in social care and wanting an antibody test should contact their employer for more information. There are alternative arrangements for NHS staff wishing to visit a centre for a swab test. Details are available through your employer.

You may be able to reduce the amount of time you self isolate after international travel by paying for a private test. You can find out more at

There is much we are still learning about Covid-19 and one thing we know for certain is that the road to recovery isn’t always straightforward. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website includes advice on recovering from Covid-19 and an animation on what to expect when recovering from Covid-19.

Find out more on advice for parents and guardians of children regarding COVID-19 testing.

Updated: 05/01/2021