Free Coronavirus TestAsk for a test to check if you have coronavirus! If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ask for a test to check if you have the virus. The test usually involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud. You can do the swab yourself or someone can do it for you. You may be able to choose between driving to a regional testing site or getting a home test kit.  You can ask for a kit for yourself and anyone else you live with who has coronavirus symptoms. This service is on the GOV.UK website. There is an identity check for home test kits. There is another type of test (antibody test) that checks if you’ve already had the virus. UK only