And, unlike the previous two occasions a mobile testing unit (MTU) has been deployed to Warrington, MTUs will be continuously available in either Halton or Warrington from 6 July, for the foreseeable future.
As usual, the MTU will operate by appointment only. Anyone who attempts to turn up at the testing facility without an appointment will be turned away. This is a drive through, self-testing centre and people will need to drive in their own vehicle, or in a vehicle driven by a someone in their household.
Those showing symptoms of coronavirus can ask for a test through the NHS website. Essential workers, and members of their household, can apply for priority testing through the gov.uk website.
A timeslot and the location of the mobile unit will be provided upon booking. Instructions on how to take the test, including how and when people will receive their results, will be provided when they take their test. People without a booking will be turned away - without exception.
The confirmed MTU schedule for July is:
- 6 - 8 July: Warrington
- 9 – 11 July: Halton
- 12 - 14 July: Warrington
- 15 – 17 July: Halton
- 18 – 20 July: Warrington
- 21 – 23 July: Halton
- 24 – 26 July: Warrington
- 27 – 29 July: Halton
- 30 – 31 July: Warrington
Further updates and schedules for the MTU in Warrington and Halton will be available at warrington.gov.uk/test-and-trace