You may need to contact the council and use services differently as part of our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit our Coronavirus in Warrington pages to find out which services are affected.
Get tested for coronavirus
Everyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms or feels generally unwell is eligible to book a test to find out if they have the virus.
You can get a test:
- for yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms
- for someone you live with, if they have coronavirus symptoms
- for yourself, if you've been told to have a test before you go into hospital eg for surgery
When to apply for a test
If you have coronavirus symptoms or feel generally unwell, you need to book a test immediately. You need to get the test done in the first five days of having symptoms. If you don't have symptoms, you can only get a test if your hospital has told you to get one.
Book a home test
If you ask for a home test kit, this will be delivered to your home.
You'll need to do the test and return it within 48 hours so that the test results are accurate. You will be given instructions on how to take the test at home once you book for one.
Book an appointment for a drive-through test
If you book an appointment for a drive-through test, you will be notified to go to a mobile testing unit (MTU) in Warrington or Halton. The MTU will move between two sites. The dates for the MTU throughout August are as follows:
- 7–9 August: Halton
- 10–12 August: Warrington
- 13-15 August: Halton
- 16–18 August: Warrington
- 19-21 August: Halton
- 22-24 August: Warrington
- 25-27 August: Halton
- 28-31 August: Warrington