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Cheshire West and Chester Council’s COVID-19 testing units offering free Lateral Flow Tests in Ellesmere Port

Free 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 next week

As of 2 August, the pop-up testing units will be located at:

  • Public Car Park, near to Iceland Food Warehouse, Mercer Walk, 56-58 The Port Arcades, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AP
  • Poole Day Centre, New Grosvenor Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 2HB

 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 be open every day from 9am to 4.30pm Monday, 2 August, to Friday, 6 August, and 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:

http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/c19testing

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