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June coronavirus testing facilities across Sefton for those with and without symptoms

One again in June, drive-through Mobile Testing Units will be available across the Borough. These sites are for people with symptoms – a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell – and can be booked by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus .Planned dates and sites may be subject to change if testing is required in other locations:

Dates and locations for June 2021

 

  • Monday 14 NO MOBILE TESTING
  • Tuesday 15 Ainsdale Hope
  • Wednesday 16 Ainsdale Hope
  • Thursday 17 Ainsdale Hope
  • Friday 18 Southport
  • Saturday 19 Southport
  • Sunday 20 Southport
  • Monday 21 Litherland
  • Tuesday 22 Litherland
  • Wednesday 23 Litherland
  • Thursday 24 NO MOBILE TESTING
  • Friday 25 Ainsdale Hope
  • Saturday 26 Ainsdale Hope
  • Sunday 27 Ainsdale Hope
  • Monday 28 Southport
  • Tuesday 29 Southport
  • Wednesday 30 Southport

Mobile Swab Squads

Our mobile Swab Squads are out this weekend providing tests for people without symptoms and home test kits from 9am to 5pm at the following Merseyrail stations:

Monday 14th June
Birkdale

Tuesday 15th June
Southport

Wednesday 16th June
Ainsdale

Thursday 17th June
Hall Road

Friday 18th June
Ainsdale

Saturday 19th June
Blundellsands

Sunday 20th June
Birkdale

Walk-through test centres

In addition, local walk-through test centres are open every day from 8am to 8pm, providing easy access to COVID-19 tests for people who do not have access to a car and for those who have symptoms and should not travel by public transport.

The four local test centres are located at:

  • Bootle Town Hall, L20 7AA
  • Crosby Library Car Park, Haigh Road, L22 OLQ
  • Netherton Activity Centre, Glovers Land, L30 3TL
  • Southport Town Hall, PR8 1DA

Those with symptoms wanting tests, need to book ahead of going to either the walk-through or drive-through sites. It’s quick and easy to book by calling 119 or going online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

RAPID testing and home tests

RAPID testing for people without symptoms continues at Bootle Strand and Southport’s Splash World. The Splash World site is open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week. The Bootle Strand site, the former H Samuel unit, is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

And, home test kits are widely available, from test centres, from all Sefton’s pharmacies as well as online from www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

RAPID tests provide a result in as little as 30 minutes. A rapid test at home involves taking a throat & nasal swab, dropping the sample into the container supplied and then checking for the result after 20 to 30 minutes.

Self-isolation

It is important that anyone who gets a positive result from a rapid test or who develops coronavirus symptoms begins self-isolates for 10 days and immediately books a PCR test by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus. A negative result from a PCR tests means they can stop self-isolating.

Eligible individuals who test positive are entitled to the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment in the same way as a regular swab test through NHS Test and Trace.

Vaccination

Vaccinations have played a key role in preventing the spread of coronavirus and it is vital that people go and get their first and second jabs when they are invited.

Vaccinations are now available to anyone who is :

  • aged 30 or over;
  • will turn 30 before 1 July 2021.

Book your vaccination now.