FREE walk-in Covid-19 tests are available from two Ellesmere Port sites every day this week.

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s own pop-up testing units have been set up in the following locations from 9am until 4.30pm:

  • The Groves Sports and Social Club, Chester Road, Whitby, CH66 2NZ
  • Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, Capenhurst Lane, Whitby, CH65 7AQ

The testing units will also provide Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) tests to anyone who does not have any Covid-19 symptoms.

The Government recommends that everyone tests for Covid-19 twice a week regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

Free test kits are also available to collect at the mobile testing units.

One in three people with Covid-19 do not show any symptoms so these twice-weekly tests are aimed at people without symptoms, to help stop people from spreading it unwittingly.

Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should book a PCR test at or by calling 119.

PCR test appointments can also be booked at the Local Testing Sites in Little Roodee and Sealand Road.

The pop-up testing units are owned and run by Cheshire West and Chester Council and deployed in areas of need which are showing increasing cases of Covid-19.