Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS test and trace

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

Get a PCR test

Stay at home.

If you have no symptoms:

Get regular rapid lateral flow tests. (These are available to everyone)

Collect tests for home use

Find supervised test site

Order a test to be sent to your home

Test and trace guidelines

The test and trace service helps to reduce the spread of the virus across Bromley. 

An overview of NHS Test and Trace, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.

Test and trace support payment

If you are told to self-isolate by the NHS test and trace service and you will lose income by doing so, you may be able to claim a £500 test and trace support payment

You may be eligible for this payment:

  • following a positive  NHS PCR test that you have taken because you have symptoms or
  • following a positive lateral flow test (rapid testing) or
  • The NHS test and trace service has told you to self-isolate because you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive

In one of these circumstances you may be eligible as long as you will lose income by self-isolating and are in receipt of an in work benefit such as Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit or Housing Benefit

Apply for test and trace support payment


The NHS COVID-19 app is part of the large-scale NHS Test and Trace service. The app allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code, and helps to identify where and how quickly the virus is spreading. The app will not track you or your location but will alert you if you have spent time near other app users who later test positive for coronavirus.

Visit to learn more, download the NHS COVID-19 app, and help protect our communities from further spread of COVID-19.

For guidance on how to install the app on your smartphone visit and find guides for installing the app on to an Android or Apple smartphone.

Guidance in other

Covid-19 vaccinations

Help protect yourself and the people you love by getting the vaccine. More about Covid-19 vacinations.

Bromley’s local outbreak control plan

Our Bromley Covid-19 outbreak control plan explains how we will support our residents, communities and businesses to understand and follow public health advice to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus.
This includes advice to have a test if you develop symptoms and if you test positive for COVID-19, to help trace people who you have been in contact with through NHS Test and Trace so they can then self-isolate and help prevent further spread of infection.

The plan also explains our role in working with local and national partners to investigate, manage and control local outbreaks to keep Bromley safe.

Local outbreak planning together with testing and contact tracing – through NHS Test and Trace – is crucial to our ongoing response to coronavirus. The plan will continue to be reviewed and updated as we learn more at a local and national level.

Scams advice:Coronavirus

Be aware and protect yourself against coronavirus scams. Visit our rogue traders and scams page for advice on protecting yourself from scams and instructions on how to report a scam if you feel yourself or someone you know has been a victim of a scam.

Coronavirus guidance in other languages

Doctors of the World has produced guidance informed by government and NHS advice. This is translated into 60 languages – including Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, traditional and simplified Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali and Urdu.Some audio and video translations as well as written translations are available on the Doctors of the World website.

Sign language

The Deaf Health Charity: Sign Health has created a playlist of sign language health videos that summarise government coronavirus briefings. You can find more coronavirus explainer videos on the Sign

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