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Booking a Covid-19 test

Where can you get tested in Stoke-on-Trent?

Pop up testing centre

Our pop up testing centres offer lateral flow tests where people who don't have symptoms of COVID-19 can get a test which gives results in just over 30 minutes. No appointment is needed for these testing centres and anybody who isn't showing COVID-19 symptoms is welcome. You can also pick up home testing kits. Information on the next pop up testing centres will be updated here.

Date: Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Time: 11am - 3pm

Location: Burslem Park

Community testing- lateral flow tests

One in three people have covid but don’t show any signs of the three main symptoms and that’s why regular testing is one of our main defences against this deadly virus. Keep your friends, colleagues and families safe by getting tested regularly.

People who book a coronavirus lateral flow test will be tested using new technology which gives results in just over 30 minutes, without the need to go to a lab to be processed. If you are asymptomatic or don’t have one of the three main symptoms but are feeling unwell you can book a community test. 

Book a test

 

Community test sites across the city are at:

Day Site  Time
Monday

Hanley Town Football Club

LRV Staffordshire University  

Northwood Stadium 

Florence Sports and Social Club

Christ Church, Tunstall 

8am - 5pm

9.30am - 3.30pm

9.30am - 3.30pm

8am - 2pm

10am - 4pm

Tuesday

Hanley Town Football Club

LRV Staffordshire University

Florence Sports and Social Club

Christ Church, Tunstall

8am - 5pm

9.30 - 3.30pm

2pm - 8pm

8am - 2pm

Wednesday

Hanley Town Football Club

LRV Staffordshire University 

Northwood Stadium

Florence Sports and Social Club

8am - 5pm

9.30am - 3.30pm

9.30am - 3.30pm

10am - 4pm

Thursday

Hanley Town Football Club

LRV Staffordshire University

Northwood Stadium

Florence Sports and Social Club

Christ Church, Tunstall

8am - 5pm

9.30am - 3.30pm

9.30am - 3.30pm

8am - 2pm

2pm - 8pm

Friday

Hanley Town Football Club

LRV Staffordshire University 

Northwood Stadium

Florence Sports and Social Club

Christ Church, Tunstall

8am - 5pm

9.30am - 3.30pm

9.30am - 3.30pm

10am - 2.30pm

2pm - 8pm

Saturday

Hanley Town Football Club

Northwood Stadium 

9am - 12pm

10am - 3pm

Sunday

Hanley Town Football Club

Christ Church, Tunstall 

9am - 12pm

9am - 1pm

Confirmatory PCR tests for positive lateral flow tests have been reintroduced. It is really important that everyone has a confirmatory PCR test within 48 maximum of a positive lateral flow test at our community venues.

We are now offering community collect from 11 testing sites allowing you to test yourself regularly at home. Click here to find out more about community collect.                   

 

Please remember:

  • If you are awaiting a coronavirus test result and you have one of the three main symptoms you should self-isolate
  • If you are awaiting a coronavirus test result and you have one of the milder symptoms you do not need to self-isolate
  • If you test positive, you need to self-isolate for 10 days and anyone you live or in your support bubble will need to self-isolate for 10 days

 

Regional testing- PCR test

If you have any of the 3 classic symptoms (high temperature, cough, loss of taste/smell) you should book a test at a regional testing centre. People who book a coronavirus test at a regional centre will be tested using PCR and results will be given in 24-48 hours. National tests can be booked at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by phoning 119. 

National testing sites in Stoke-on-Trent:

  • Stoke City FC South Car Park- drive through, regional site
  • Fenton Manor Car Park- walk through, local site
  • Synectics Solutions Car Park- walk through, local site

 

Community pharmacies- lateral flow test 

In partnership with Central Health Solutions Ltd 20 community pharmacies are offering free lateral flow tests for residents across the city. As long residents have no symptoms of coronavirus, you can access a COVID-19 lateral flow test by making an appointment at a community pharmacy. The service is for everyone over the age of 11. To book go to www.1centralhealth.co.uk/stokelft.

Pharmacies offering tests are:

  • Abbey Hulton- Miltons Chemist and Lloyds
  • Milton- Milton Pharmacy
  • Blurton- Blurton Pharmacy
  • Chell- Birchill & Watson
  • Burslem- Middleport Pharmacy, Burlsem Pharmacy and Lloyds
  • Stoke- Miltons Chemist and Lloyds (inside Sainsburys)
  • Dresden- Millers Chemist
  • Fenton- Lloyds
  • Hanley- Lloyds and Derby Street Pharmacy
  • Longton- Meir Hay Pharmacy
  • Meir- Weston Road Pharmacy
  • Hartshill- Hartshill Pharmacy
  • Packmoor- Packmoor Pharmacy
  • Shelton- Lloyds and Norfolk Street Pharmacy

 

Covid-19 hotspots in Stoke-on-Trent

Although cases are still widespread across the city, places where there are higher levels of community transmission include: 

Bentilee and Ubberley 

Residents in these areas should consider booking a test.