The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Thursday 8 October, but will not be operating on Monday 5 October.

Testing capacity is being scaled up nationally, but there will still be some delays as testing centres are all very busy while capacity is being increased. 

When to get a test

  • If you have any symptoms of coronavirus
  • If you have been asked to get tested by a medical professional (for example because you are going into hospital)

The symptoms of coronavirus are one or more of the following:

  • a fever or high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste.

This video shows how to tell the difference between cold and coronavirus symptoms and when to get a test.

When not to get a test

  • You don’t need to get a test if you have symptoms other than those listed above.
  • You don’t need to get a test if you have been in contact with someone who has coronavirus unless you have coronavirus symptoms yourself. A negative test result does not change the period of time that you will be required to self-isolate.

How to get a test

If you have symptoms please book a test as normal online or by calling 119. 

Book a coronavirus test

  • Do not call 111 which is an urgent care service and cannot help with tests.
  • If you can’t get through to book a test, or you are offered a location which is not convenient, please wait a few hours and try again. 
  • Temporary local arrangements have been put in place to try and help with delays. If you are unable to book a slot through the government website, please email and you should be contacted within 24 hours by someone who will try to arrange a test for you.

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