Testing children for coronavirus

The information on this website may change following the most recent press conference, held on 26 November 2021 at 7 pm.

Children who have severe symptoms of coronavirus infection must stay at home and get tested. Severe symptoms are a fever, shortness of breath or frequent coughing. This page explains the rules by age group for keeping children at home and getting them tested. 

When to get children tested

Making an appointment for a child to get tested

A child’s parent or carer should call 0800 1202 to make an appointment. If you are calling from a foreign phone, you can call +31 85 065 9063.

If your child has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, the municipal health service (GGD) will tell you how you can make an appointment.

Getting the result of a child’s coronavirus test