Everyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms 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, 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 in Warrington and Halton.