17 Sep 2021

The MTU will be located at Eccleston Park Golf Club. This site is by appointment only. Please be advised that any type of abuse to the staff or vandalism to the site will not be tolerated. Staff are on site to help you.

The safety of both staff and other patents is paramount and such behaviour will not be tolerated including petty vandalism and antisocial behaviour. Staff will not hesitate to call the police which may result in the MTU being withdrawn in this area.

Only people with these symptoms - new, continuous cough; high temperature over 37.8 or a loss of or change in their sense of smell or taste – should book a test.

Tests are by appointment only - anyone who attempts to turn up at the testing facility without an appointment and a QR code will be turned away.

You can apply for a test online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling NHS 119.

Bookings come online at 6pm the day before and throughout the day to manage demand so if you cannot get a test appointment immediately please keep trying.

A time slot and the location of the mobile unit will be provided upon booking. Instructions on how to take the test and how and when people they will receive their results will be provided when taking the test. People without a booking and QR code will be turned away - without exception.

Residents are reminded of the need to ensure social distancing, wearing of face coverings, hand washing and the need to self-isolate if someone in the household has symptoms to protect the virus spreading to the most vulnerable.

If you don't have symptoms you are advised to use take a lateral flow test twice a week - especially if you are going into work or have children in school. These tests can be carried out at home. Please click here for more information on ordering a kit

www.sthelens.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/symptom-free-testing/ also has details of where you can pick up a kit in the borough.  Please also ensure you record your results after taking a lateral flow test as directed in the kit.