How to Book a test for COVID-19?

From Swansea Bay NHS:

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, you must stay home and book a test. Only go out to get that test.
Do not book a test if you don’t have any symptoms.
If you book a test, please turn up.
Covid-19 main symptoms are:
  • A high temperature

this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • A new, continuous cough

this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • Loss or change of smell/taste

this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

BOOKING THAT TEST

The test needs to be done in the first 5 days of having symptoms.

If you have symptoms or test positive, you MUST self isolate.

Booking a test:

PHONE: If you want to ring to book your test dial 01639 862757 to make an appointment at one of the testing centres.

ONLINE: If you’d prefer to book online please go to https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test and follow the steps to make an appointment at a drive through centre.

HOME TESTING: You can also use the same website to book a test kit to be delivered to your home address. Alternatively, you can apply for the home testing kit by phoning the free number 119.

People with hearing or speech difficulties can call 18001 119. You need to take the test in the first five days of having symptoms. Please note the test will tell you if you have coronavirus now. It will not tell you if you had coronavirus in the past.

Drive Through Testing Units

Longlands Lane Playing Fields, Margam

Situated just off the M4, this is our smaller drive-through testing unit, with capacity for two lanes.

Liberty Stadium, Swansea:

Built in a car park at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, this is our larger capacity drive-through testing unit, with capacity for up to six lanes to support tests

Care Home Testing

Source: Gov.Wales

How will I get my results?

The system and process used to notify the results of tests varies according to the method chosen, and on booking the test you will be given further information on how the result will be provided.

Due to current demand it can now take 72 hours or more to get a result.

If you believe you have been waiting too long for a result, please contact 01639 862757 and select option 4.

If you have received a test result and need further information on what to do next, please visit Public Health Wales.

Please be aware that our call handlers are doing their best to help you, and please treat them with courtesy and respect.