Coronavirus testing

Sefton Borough’s next three-day visit by a Coronavirus Mobile Test Centre will be at Southport’s Eco Centre on Maghull’s Meadows Leisure Centre from Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd June.

The site will be providing clinical diagnosis tests to tell people if they currently have the Covid-19 virus. Tests are available for anyone but they need to have made an appointment first at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus  or by calling 119.  Essential workers still need to book through www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers .

Key NHS and care workers can now attend regional testing sites, which now include the new site at Liverpool John Lennon Airport as well as Haydock and Manchester Airport without the need for an appointment.

Testing is vital to the ongoing work to overcome COVID-19 and enables key workers who test negative to return to that work. Almost 4,200 people have already been tested so far at Sefton’s Mobile Test Sites, which have been supported by Sefton Council, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG.

Through the Government’s NHS Test and Trace service, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted and will need to share information about their recent interactions. It is really important you follow the NHS guidance to stop the spread of coronavirus in Sefton.

Find out more about the NHS Test and Trace service.

After these three days in Southport, the next scheduled visit for a Mobile Test site to Litherland on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th  and Saturday 27th  June followed by further days in Maghull starting on Sunday 28th  June.