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05.10.2020

How Do I Book a Covid-19 Test?

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you will need to get tested and begin self isolating for 10 days. 

Covid-19 symptoms include: 

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough 
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or test. 

You can also get a test if you have been told to have a test before you into hospital and live in England, if you’ve been asked to by a local authority or you are taking part in a government pilot project. 

There are a number of Covid-19 testing sites across Wolverhampton, you must pre-book a test at one of the testing sites before visiting a test centre. This can be done by visiting the Gov.uk website or by calling 119 between 7am and 11pm. If you would like support with this, call the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Book a Test Team on 01902 290 244, Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm. 

 

Walk in Test Centres: 

  • Showell Road Test Centre Car Park, Off Stafford Road, WV10 9LU (Do not enter science park building).
  • Faulkland Street Car Park, WV1 1JN
  • Mountford Lane Car Park, Bilston, WV14 6NF (Do not enter Bilston Health Centre)
  • Blakenhall Resource Centre, Haggar Street, WV2 3ET (Indoor Site) 

All walk in sites are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. 

You are asked to wear a face covering until instructed to take these off. On entry you will be asked for the details of your appointment, you will not be able to take a test without an appointment. 

 

Drive Through Test Centres: 

  • Aldersley Leisure Village, Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 9NW. 

This site is open 10:30am – 3pm, Monday to Sunday. 

Do not attend without an appointment, your QR code is the appointment, without one you will not be seen. 

 

What does the test involve? 

The test involves taking a swab from the back of your throat and inside your nose using a cotton bud. If you are 12 and over, you may take the test yourself. Parents or guardians must take swabs for children aged 11 and younger. 

 

More information from this page can be found here: 

City of Wolverhampton Council

Gov.uk

 

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