Cheshire West and Chester Council's pop-up COVID-19 testing units offering free Lateral Flow Tests in Ellesmere Port from 6 September

3 September 2021

Free walk-in Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) are available from Cheshire West and Chester Council’s own mobile pop-up COVID-19 testing units which will be in Ellesmere Port and Great Sutton next week.

As of 6 September, the pop-up testing units, which also offer free kits for people to use at home, will be located at:
  • Public car park, near to Iceland Food Warehouse, Mercer Walk, 56-58 The Port Arcades, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AP, open every day from 9am to 4pm between Monday, 6 September, and Friday, 10 September
  • Mill Lane Car Park, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 3PE, open every day from 9am to 4pm between Monday, 6 September, and Friday, 10 September 
The current approach to testing in the borough is not part of a surge testing programme but is in response to testing where COVID-19 rates are relatively high.

The pop-up testing units will provide a free LFT test to anyone who does not have any COVID-19 symptoms.  This type of test is good at picking up people who have no symptoms but are infected with COVID-19 and so may be unknowingly spreading the disease. 

Government recommends that everyone tests for COVID-19 twice a week regardless of whether they have been vaccinated. Free home test kits are readily available at participating local pharmacies or online and are also available to collect at the pop-up testing units.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should book a PCR test at: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. 

For more information about testing in the borough visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/c19testing.
 

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