Symptom-free COVID-19 testing in Wirral is now strictly by appointment only. This is so we can manage demand and ensure our essential workers can get tested. 

You can book an appointment at the bottom of this page.

This testing is known as lateral flow testing. Test results will normally be available within an hour.

It aims to identify people who have COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms. This will enable them to isolate and stop the spread of the virus.

Who can get tested?

The following groups will be given priority for regular symptom-free COVID-19 tests:

  • essential workers who cannot work from home
  • anyone else who cannot work from home
  • unpaid carers who have to leave home
  • anyone who has been asked to get a test before a medical appointment

If you are self-isolating for ten days you do not need to book a test unless you get symptoms.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should book a test for people with COVID-19 symptoms.

Where can I get a symptom-free test?

Venue Opening times
The Floral Pavilion 7 days a week, 10:30am to 6:15pm
Greasby Library 7 days a week, 10:30am to 6:15pm
Eastham Library 7 days a week, 10:30am to 6:15pm
Old House of Fraser building,
Birkenhead
Opens Monday 18 January
Monday to Saturday 9am to 4:15pm 

What the test involves

The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud.

You need a mobile number or email address to register when you arrive. If you wear them, please bring your reading glasses with you, as you need to complete a form.

If you do not have mobile number or email address you will be asked to call 119 to get your results.

What to do if you test positive

If you test positive after a symptom-free test you need to self-isolate. You will also need to book another test, known as a PCR test. This can be done at home or at a testing centre specifically for people who have symptoms.

Find out how to get a follow-up test

Book a test

You can book up to seven days ahead, if slots are available.

Only days with available booking slots are shown on the booking calendar. If there are no booking slots available, please try again the following day.

After you book an appointment you will receive a confirmation email from NO-REPLY@simplybook.me. Simply Booking is the system we are using to manage appointment bookings.

When you book an appointment we will email you a ticket. Please bring the ticket to your appointment. You'll need to show it to staff when you enter the site.

You can do this by showing them a copy of the ticket on your mobile or bringing a printout of the ticket. You can also provide the staff with the 14 digit code from the ticket. This is displayed under the date and time of the appointment.