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Santa gets a SMART test

With a week to go until his busiest night of the year, even Santa Claus has found time to have a SMART test at one of Sefton’s testing centres for people without any Covid-19 symptoms.

He dropped by Bootle Leisure Centre to undergo the quick and simple test.


“These SMART tests are ideal for me,” said Santa.

“By taking one I found out in just 30 minutes that presents and happiness are all I’m going to be spreading over Christmas, but I’ll be back again to get another test very soon.

“I’ll still be social distancing, wearing a mask and cleaning my hands after every visit on Christmas Eve to ensure I can protect Mrs Claus and ensure all-round ‘elf’ when I get home to the workshop.

“Ho- Ho- Hope you will all follow in my footsteps, and if you haven’t got any Covid-19 symptoms, go to a SMART test centre to protect yourself and your family.”

Read the latest Christmas advice from Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health, Margaret Jones.

Remember, SMART tests for people with NO symptoms are available at three locations across Sefton:

  • Splash World in Southport
  • Bootle Leisure Centre
  • Aintree Racecourse

You can find the SMART testing FAQs here.