27 Apr 2021

The Mobile Testing Unit is at Clifton Street Car Park from Thursday 29 until Monday 3 May inclusive.

A mobile testing unit (MTU) is available by appointment only.

Please remember that staff at all testing sites are there to help you - we have received information that some members of the public have been abusive/ aggressive towards testing staff.

The safety of both staff and other patents is paramount and such behaviour will not be tolerated. Staff will not hesitate to call the police which may result in the MTU being withdrawn in this area.

Only people with these symptoms - new, continuous cough; high temperature over 37.8 or a loss of or change in their sense of smell or taste – should book a test.

Tests are by appointment only - anyone who attempts to turn up at the testing facility without an appointment and a QR code will be turned away.

You can apply for a test online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling NHS 119.

Bookings come online at 6pm the day before and throughout the day to manage demand so if you cannot get a test appointment immediately please keep trying.

A time slot and the location of the mobile unit will be provided upon booking. Instructions on how to take the test and how and when people they will receive their results will be provided when taking the test. People without a booking and QR code will be turned away - without exception.

Residents are reminded of the need to ensure social distancing, wearing of face coverings, hand washing and the need to self-isolate if someone in the household has symptoms to protect the virus spreading to the most vulnerable.

Further testing centres are available daily in the drive-through regional testing centre at Haydock Racecourse - these are also by appointment only and bookable via the link above.

If you don't have symptoms and especially if you are a key worker, you can get tested at one of the symptom free testing sites in the borough:

  • St Mary’s Indoor Market, town centre
  • Chester Lane Community Centre, Sutton Manor
  • Grange Valley Youth Centre, Haydock

at the following times:

  • Monday–Friday, 8.30am–6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10am–3pm