Sefton Council will continue to support coronavirus testing, seven days a week, at locations across the Borough this November – ensuring an easy and straightforward process for those with symptoms to book a test.

Mobile Testing Units, where residents can drive in for their booked tests, and local walk-through test centres will operate at various locations in Sefton.


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Margaret Jones, Sefton’s Director of Public Health, said: “By taking a test as soon as we have any of the coronavirus symptoms, a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of our sense of taste or smell, we can reduce the risk of passing COVID-19 on to others.

“We have almost daily mobile testing site facilities and four walk-through sites in Sefton, and there is now more lab capacity to process test results and speed up responses.

“I would encourage anyone who needs a test to book one, by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus and help protect the lives and livelihoods of our families, our friends and our communities.”

Testing is only available for those either with coronavirus symptoms or those who have been asked to get tested by a doctor, public health professional or by their local council.

Planned dates and locations for November Mobile Testing Units across Sefton are as follows, but may be subject to change if testing is required in other locations:

  • Sun 1 – Maghull
  • Mon 2 – Aintree
  • Tues 3 -Aintree
  • Weds 4 – Litherland
  • Thurs 5 – Litherland
  • Fri 6 – Litherland
  • Sat 7 – Maghull
  • Mon 9 – Southport
  • Tues 10 – Southport
  • Weds 11 – Southport
  • Thurs 12 – Litherland
  • Fri 13 – Litherland
  • Sat 14 – Maghull
  • Mon 16 – Aintree
  • Tues 17 – Southport
  • Weds 18 – Southport
  • Thurs 19 – Southport
  • Fri 20 – Southport
  • Sun 22 – Maghull
  • Mon 23 – Litherland
  • Tues 24 – Litherland
  • Weds 25 – Southport
  • Thurs 26 – Southport
  • Fri 27 – Southport
  • Sun 29 – Maghull
  • Mon 30 – Southport

The Council has supported the provision of mobile testing since the start of July and introduced Merseyside’s first two walk-through centres in August and a further two new walk-through centres earlier in October.

The 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 PR81DA

Tests can be booked at one of Sefton’s walk through or mobile units online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.