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Everyone can now get free rapid COVID-19 tests

In-line with government guidance, everyone in Wirral can now access twice-weekly rapid symptom-free tests to help keep themselves and their household safe. Alongside vaccine rollout, regular testing will help us to prevent outbreaks and will help all of us to return to a more normal way of life. 

You can access regular symptom-free testing at one of Wirral’s four Community Testing centres:

  • Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, 7 days a week, 10.30am to 6.15pm
  • Greasby Library, 7 days a week, 10.30am to 6.15pm
  • Eastham Library, 7 days a week, 10.30am to 6.15pm
  • Former House of Fraser Building, Birkenhead, 6 days a week (closed Sunday) 9am to 4.15pm.

You can either attend the centres and take a test with the support of the staff there, or if you prefer you can now collect a box of kits for you and your household to use at home.

You can also collect testing kits from the symptoms-only testing centres in Birkenhead, Bebington, Liscard and Heswall from 2:30pm to 8pm every day. 

A new Pharmacy Collect service has also launched with over 80 pharmacies in Wirral signed up to give out symptom-free test kits, free of charge. Find your nearest pharmacy on the map.  

For those of you that can’t access tests through the above routes, you can order a box of tests online or through 119, which will be delivered to your home.

More information on all of the ways you can access testing in Wirral is available at: wirral.gov.uk/test or call the Coronavirus Helpline on 0151 666 5050.