Testing and tracing for COVID-19


The Test Trace Protect television advertisement is available in British and Irish Sign Language.

Everyone in Northern Ireland with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible for testing.

If a child is to be tested, parents/guardians will need to arrive at the site prepared to swab the child. Instruction on how to use a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test kit on a child are available here.

You can also watch a video here

If you receive a positive test result you will be contacted by the PHA’s Contact Tracing Service from (028) 9536 8888. You should also follow all the advice given here.

If you do not answer the call the first time, the team will try another four times to get in contact with you – this is because it is really important that we speak to you. The reason for this call is to help us identify anyone you have been in close contact with who may be a risk of getting COVID-19, so we can offer them support and guidance on self-isolation and the need to get tested if they develop symptoms.

Close contacts will be contacted by the team using the same (028) 9536 8888 number.

The menu links on this page provide detailed information on Testing for COVID-19 and Contact tracing.


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