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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Get a coronavirus test

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Check if you or your child has symptoms

Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them - NHS: Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms.

Get a test

You can have a test (swab test) to check if you have coronavirus. Find out who can get a test, when to get a test, what the test involves and how to get help with the test - NHS: Get a test to check if you have coronavirus.

Testing is available seven days a week at local sites across the county and the wider region. When you book an appointment you will be advised what sites are open and where appointments are available that day.

Find out about getting your test result and what your test result means - NHS: Your coronavirus test result.

New testing site in Durham City

A new testing site at Territorial Lane car park in Durham City is now open. Appointments are available from 8.00am to 8.00pm, seven days a week. The centre is pedestrian access only and has accommodation and shelter for those being tested.

Appointments must be booked through NHS: Get a test to check if you have coronavirus or by calling 119. Results will be provided the next day and there is additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.

There is no car parking on site and if you're not able to walk from home to Territorial Lane, please choose appointments at other mobile testing sites (you'll be told where these are when you book your test - NHS: Get a test to check if you have coronavirus).

Testing and tracing

Find out about the NHS Test and Trace service, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.

Self-isolation and treating symptoms

If you have to stay in your home to protect you from contracting coronavirus, and you don't have friends, family or neighbours to help, we can put you in touch with organisations who'll be able to help you through this time. See our Get help if you're self-isolating page.

You can also get advice about staying at home and treatment for you and anyone you live with from NHS: Self-isolation and treating coronavirus symptoms.

Download the NHS Covid-19 app

The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. See NHS: Download the NHS COVID-19 app today.

Ask a question

If this page doesn't answer your question, you can use our COVID-19 general enquiry form and we will get back to you with a response as soon as possible.

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County Durham Together Community Hub
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