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Mobile testing dates and locations for July – latest update

One again in July, 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:

Remaining dates and locations for July 2021

  • Friday 9 Maghull Town Hall
  • Saturday 10 Maghull Town Hall
  • Sunday 11 Maghull Town Hall
  • Monday 12 Litherland SP
  • Tuesday 13 Litherland SP
  • Wednesday 14 Southport Eco Centre
  • Thursday 15 Southport Eco Centre
  • Friday 16 Southport Eco Centre
  • Saturday 17 Maghull Town Hall
  • Sunday 18 Maghull Town Hall
  • Monday 19 Maghull Town Hall
  • Tuesday 20 Southport Eco Centre
  • Wednesday 21 NO MOBILE TESTING
  • Thursday 22 Maghull Town Hall
  • Friday 23 Litherland SP
  • Saturday 24 Litherland SP
  • Sunday 25 Litherland SP
  • Monday 26 Litherland SP
  • Tuesday 27 Southport Eco Centre
  • Wednesday 28 Maghull Town Hall
  • Thursday 29 Litherland SP
  • Friday 30 NO MOBILE TESTING
  • Saturday 31 Maghull Town Hall

Our mobile Swab Squads are out over the next week

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, mopwlocated in the centre’s car park,  is open from 8am to 6pm 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.