Getting tested by the GGD if you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone with coronavirus

If you have symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), or if you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus, do a self-test. This also applies to children. For certain groups self-testing is not the best option. Getting tested by the municipal health service (GGD) is still possible for these specific groups. This includes people who live or work in a care home. Or people who need proof of recovery to travel abroad. 

You are not eligible for testing by the GGD

Groups eligible for testing by the GGD

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with coronavirus you can still get tested by the GGD if:

  • you are a health or care worker;
  • you live in a nursing home or other healthcare institution and you are over 70 or have severe immune system dysfunction;
  • you live at home and go to a daytime activity group, and you are over 70 or have severe immune system dysfunction;
  • you are unable to do a self-test, even with help;
  • you need proof of recovery to travel abroad.

Making a test appointment

If you are eligible for testing by the GGD, you can make an appointment online or by phone.

Call your family doctor or 112 if your symptoms are severe

If you have a high fever, are short of breath or your symptoms keep getting worse, call your doctor or the out-of-hours GP service. In a life-threatening situation, always call 112.

Stay at home if you have symptoms