COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Quick Links

Numbers of cases

Details of the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

To find out the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Desborough over the most recent seven-day period follow this link


For more information on the symptoms and steps to take, go to

If you think you may have symptoms you can check with the NHS-111 on-line questionnaire here

Testing – if you DO have symptoms

If you have any of these 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, even if mild, use this service to get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site.  If you have symptoms, self-isolate straight away until you get your results. Do not leave home, except to post a test kit or for a PCR test appointment. Check if the people you live with need to self-isolate on NHS.UK.

Testing – if you DO NOT have symptoms

If you do NOT have symptoms but would like to check if you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) you can request rapid lateral flow tests by post or collect up to two packs of seven tests free from a pharmacy.

Testing – if you DO have symptoms

If you have Covid symptoms you will be able to get a PCR test.  You may also be able to use this service in other circumstances including:

  • you’ve been in contact with someone who’s tested positive
  • you’ve been asked to get a test by a local council, someone from NHS Test and Trace, a GP or other health professional,
  • you need to get a test for someone you live with who has symptoms


For the latest advice on travellers, and other guidance, visit

Other information

Public Health England also maintain an informative online blog

The recommended source of information for the public is the NHS website which is here