How to get tested

When should I get tested?

You must only seek a test if you are displaying one or more of the symptoms of Covid-19, which are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You should not seek a test if you do not have any of these symptoms.

Even if you live with, or have had close contact with a positive case, you must not request a test unless you become unwell with one of the three symptoms above. This is unless you have been advised otherwise the by NHS Track and Trace system or another healthcare professional.

Book a test 

Call 119 for an appointment at the testing centre nearest to you or book online using the button below. Two new walk-in sites in Stanley Park and Walton Hall Park are also open and easy to access without a car.

Book a test now 


Read our Coronavirus testing FAQs on Liverpool Express.

Video - what happens when you get a test