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Symptom-free testing takes to the road

New rapid mobile testing vehicles will be in some of the borough’s busiest places over the coming weeks to help as many people as possible get into the habit of twice weekly COVID-19 testing. The testing team will be there to help you take a rapid symptom-free test and give out test kits (7 in each box) so that you and your household can regularly test yourselves at home. No booking is required just turn up and say hello.

Over the next week including the Bank Holiday, our friendly symptom-free testing team will be visiting:

Friday 23 April

New Ferry Park & Victoria Park, Rock Ferry                                9am to 5pm
 

Monday 26 April

Birkenhead Park & Junction 1 Retail Park (M&S Foodhall)       9am to 5pm
West Kirby Sailing Centre Car Park                                               10am to 4.30pm
 

Tuesday 27 April

Tesco Bidston & West Kirby Concourse car park                       9am to 5pm
Hoylake Promenade                                                                       9am to 8pm
 

Wednesday 28 April

Tranmere Rovers (Prenton Park) Car Park                                  9am to 3:30pm
Moreton Cross                                                                                 9am to 4pm
Leasowe Leisure Centre                                                                 5pm to 8pm
 

Thursday 29 April

Tesco Heswall & Wallasey Town Hall Car Park                           9am to 5pm
Beechwood Estate                                                                           9am to 4pm
Leasowe Leisure Centre                                                                 5pm to 8pm
 

Friday 30 April

New Ferry Park & Woodchurch Leisure Centre                         9am to 5pm
Leasowe Lighthouse                                                                        9am to 8pm
 

Saturday 1 May

Wirral Country Park                                                                        9am to 5pm
 

Sunday 2 May

Harrison Drive, New Brighton                                                       9am to 5pm
 

Monday 3 May – Bank Holiday

Birkenhead Park & Junction 1 Retail Park (M&S Foodhall)      9am to 5pm
West Kirby Sailing Centre Car Park                                              10am to 4.30pm
 

The team are targeting places where lots of people go - so far the team have visited Tesco Bidston, Birkenhead Park, Junction 1 Retail Park in Bidston and West Kirby Concourse. More than 250 tests have been carried out with the help of staff and almost 1000 boxes of kits given to the public so they can get tested at home, identify infection quickly and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Community Connectors have also been out and about letting people know the testing is in their area with one resident remarking that they will get tested now it is “on their doorstep.”

More locations will be added over the coming weeks so please keep an eye out for more venues near you soon.

There are lots of ways you can access symptom-free testing with most pharmacies in Wirral signed up to give test kits out free of charge. People aged over 18 without symptoms can visit a participating local pharmacy and collect a box of seven rapid tests to use twice a week at home. Find out where you can Pharmacy Collect in Wirral

For the latest information on how to get a symptom-free test in Wirral visit: www.wirral.gov.uk/test 

*If you have had your COVID-19 vaccine you do still need to get tested regularly as you can unknowingly pass on the virus to others. Keep Wirral Well and get tested.