No symptoms COVID-19 testing in Halton

Getting a test if you do not have COVID-19 symptoms

Regular ‘no symptoms’ testing remains a useful tool in helping all of us to live our lives whilst minimising the risk of catching or passing on Covid-19. It can be particularly helpful to test:

  • Before meeting family/friends for events and activities especially if there are people who are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19.
  • If you may have been in contact with someone who has recently tested positive for Covid-19 (for household contacts, we also recommend a PCR test– see below)
  • If you go into work, school, education or volunteer.

The more people we can test, the better we can fight the virus in our local area. Vaccinated individuals should continue to test regularly.
Let’s keep being kind to keep each other safe. #LetsGetTested

Free ‘no symptoms’ lateral flow (antigen) home test kits are widely available in Halton at:

  • Local pharmacies – please see a list of participating venues here. You will be asked to show a ‘collect code’ which helps ensure stock of tests is available and understand how many tests are being carried out. You don’t have to have to have a ‘collect code’ but it is helpful if you can.
    1. Get a collect code here.
    2. You can also get a collect code by calling 119 (free from landlines and mobiles). Lines are open from 7am to 11pm.
    3. Your collect code will be sent by email or text. You can print your code.
    4. You can collect test packs for your household or another household. You must get a collect code for each household.
  • Order test kits for home delivery. Order home test kits here. Kits are delivered to your home by Royal Mail, usually within 1-2 days.
  • School or work Secondary schools and some workplaces provide tests
  • Public Health Bus in shopping areas/communities as below – our friendly team can give you free home test kits and answer any questions. The team can also help you to book a Covid-19 vaccination.
DayTimeVenue
 Monday

9:30am - 3:30pm

Morrisons, Green Oaks Way, Widnes WA8 6UA

 Tuesday

9:30am - 3:30pm

Co-op, Hale Road, Hale Bank, Widnes WA8 8UU

 Wednesday

9:30am - 3:30pm

Runcorn Old Town, behind the bus interchange WA7 1AT (Not available on Weds 8 Dec, back on Weds 15 Dec)

 Thursday

9:30am - 3:30pm

Flexible – the team will be supporting events/venues across the community

  Friday

9:30am - 3:30pm

Trident Retail Park, Palacefields, Runcorn WA7 2FQ (Not available on Fri 10 Dec, back on Fri 17 Dec) ​

  Saturday

9:30am - 3:30pm

The Hive, Earle Road, Widnes WA8 0TA​​​

With people choosing to do tests in the convenience of their own home, the numbers attending community test sites has dropped significantly in recent months. Therefore the Council has taken the decision to close its community Covid-19 ‘no symptoms’ test centres at Ditton, Widnes and Grangeway, Runcorn with effect from Monday 22nd November.

Please contact COVIDtesting@halton.gov.uk or telephone 0151 511 5200 if you have any queries, feedback or you require further information.

NHS Test Centres – For PCR tests only if you have symptoms of Covid-19

Please only attend an NHS Test Centre if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (see a list of common symptoms here). Lateral flow tests are not available at these sites.

NHS Test CentresPlease book your appointment
Local to Halton:
Heath Business and Technical Park Weston, Runcorn WA7 4QX
Please book your Covid-19 PCR test here before attending or call 119
Brindley Car Park (behind St Paul’s Health Centre) Runcorn WA7 1AQPlease book your Covid-19 PCR test here before attending or call 119
Old Police Station/Magistrates Kingsway, Widnes WA8 7QJPlease book your Covid-19 PCR test here before attending or call 119
John Lennon Airport Speke, Liverpool L24 1YDPlease book your Covid-19 PCR test here before attending or call 119
Also mobile testing units at:
Queen of Hearts Pub, Jack Search Way, Runcorn WA7 6SA
Please book your Covid-19 PCR test here before attending or call 119
Widnes Market car park, Widnes WA8 6UEPlease book your Covid-19 PCR test here before attending or call 119
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