Press release by Cheshire West and Chester Council
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 2nd 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 2nd August to Friday 6th 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: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/c19testing.