If you display symptoms of coronavirus you must self-isolate and book a test to see if you have the virus.
There are a number of locations you can go for a coronavirus test in Knowsley, including mobile testing sites and a temporary local testing site in Huyton. Other locations for local testing sites are also being identified across the borough.
Drive-through regional testing sites and home testing kits are also available.
Mobile testing units will be available at the following locations in Knowsley throughout September:
10 – 13 September – Volair Huyton
17 – 18 September – Volair Kirkby
19 – 22 September – Volair Huyton
23 – 25 September – Volair Kirkby
27 – 29 September – Volair Huyton
30 September – Volair Kirkby
The units will operate an appointment system from 11am until 4pm each day.
From Friday 11 September a new walk-through coronavirus testing site will be based in the car park opposite Huyton Library, for approximately three months. The site will be open from 8am until 8pm, seven days a week. The site has 12 testing bays with capacity to offer up to 432 tests per day. The facility makes it easier to take a test in Knowsley without using a car but you must still book an appointment in advance.
You can also book a test at one of the regional drive-through testing sites at Haydock Racecourse and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
You should self-isolate immediately and book a test for coronavirus if you have any of the following symptoms:
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- A loss or change to your sense of taste or smell
While you are self-isolating you should only leave your home to carry out a coronavirus test.
Cllr Sean Donnelly, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:
“If you are displaying symptoms of coronavirus it is vital that you self-isolate and book a test immediately. The process is straightforward and there are a number of options for taking a test right here in Knowsley. As well as the drive-through options, it was important that we offered greater access to testing here in Knowsley which has resulted in the additional testing site in Huyton which is a walk-through. Appointments for a COVID-19 test at any of the locations needs to be made in advance. To help stop the spread of coronavirus and to protect yourself and others you should continue to adhere to social distancing, wash your hands regularly and wear a face covering where required. You should only meet up with a maximum of one other household and from Monday 14 September you should gather in groups of no more than six. If we all play our part we will be able to resume normal life sooner.”
To carry out a coronavirus test you must book in advance, either online or by calling 119. The booking system refreshes throughout the day so if you don’t get a local test location at your first attempt, please try again throughout the day.