Workplace testing

The national workplace testing programme came to an end on Saturday 31 July and you can no longer order free rapid lateral flow tests for your employees. Further information is available at GOV.UK

You can now:

  • buy your own tests and set up your own workplace testing
  • pay an approved provider to provide tests or run a test site for you
  • If you operate a “high-risk” business in Wirral, support to continue workplace testing may be available (see below)

If you cannot provide onsite testing, please encourage your employees to test themselves twice a week using symptom-free rapid lateral flow test kits. Kits are available to collect from our mobile testing vehicles, The former House of Fraser testing centre, most local pharmacies, many council buildings or you can order online via the national website to be delivered to your home.

Do not use this service if you or your employees have symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should isolate and book a confirmatory PCR test at one of our symptoms-only testing centres.

COVID-19 symptom-free test kits for high-risk businesses

If you run a high-risk business in Wirral as listed below, you can register to order symptom-free test kits for your staff. Kits are free of charge and will enable your staff to test themselves twice a week in line with government guidance.

We encourage and support the delivery of on-site testing and distribution of home tests in high-risk occupational workplace settings for the following sectors;

  • Prisons and courts
  • Education, or childcare and children’s home
  • Domiciliary care
  • Supported living and extra care housing
  • Social care settings
  • Warehouses, factories, call-centres and food manufacturing
  • Close contact services such as hairdressing, barbers, taxi drivers, beauticians, sports and massage therapists etc
  • Hospitality sector with customer-facing contact
  • Gyms and leisure facilities
  • National and regional infrastructure
  • HMO, Shared House and Dormitories

Once you have registered at your 'My Wirral' account you will need to collect the kits from our symptom-free test centre at the former House of Fraser Building, Grange Road, Birkenhead. Each box contains 7 test kits of lateral flow home tests.

To register you will need:

  • the name of your company
  • an email address

Register your 'My Wirral' account for your employees