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Positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19)

A positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19) means it's very likely you had COVID-19 when the test was done. You should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day you took the test.

Get advice about what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19

If you have a health condition which means you’re eligible for COVID-19 treatments

If you're eligible for COVID-19 treatments and did a free NHS rapid lateral flow test, report your test result as soon as possible so the NHS can contact you about treatment. Find out how to report your test result

Read the full advice about testing if you're eligible for COVID-19 treatments

When to seek medical advice

Call NHS 111 or contact a GP if you have symptoms of COVID-19 which are seriously affecting your life.

If an emergency call 999.

Advice in other parts of the UK

Page last reviewed: 24 October 2022
Next review due: 24 April 2023