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PCR Covid-19 test centres in Dudley borough have now closed.

COVID-19 tests will continue to be available to protect people who are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and eligible for treatments, if they develop symptoms. Free tests will also continue for NHS and social care staff and those in other high-risk settings.

Symptom-free lateral flow tests, which are used for testing people without symptoms of Covid-19, are also being phased out for the majority of people in England.

If you still want to get tested and you're not eligible for a free NHS test, you must pay for a COVID-19 test yourself.

You can buy a COVID-19 test from some pharmacies and retailers, in person or online.

Symptoms of Covid-19

The symptoms of Covid-19 have changed. Symptoms also often differ between children and adults.

NHS Advice - find out about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you or your child has them.

While you’re no longer legally required to self-isolate if you have COVID-19. You should try to stay at home and away from others if you have symptoms of COVID-19, respiratory symptoms or a high temperature to avoid passing on the virus. 

NHS Advice on what to do if you have Covid-19, or symptoms of Covid-19.

Latest information and guidance

While the restrictions are now removed, and most testing reduced, the pandemic is not over. The public should continue to follow the updated public health guidance to protect themselves and others, particularly those who may become seriously ill if infected with COVID-19.