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Booking a Covid-19 test

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

Community testing

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.

Available lateral flow tests each week:
Date Venue Time
Monday Northwood Stadium 9:30am - 3pm
Tuesday

LRV at Staffordshire University

Wallace Sports And Education Centre

9:30am - 3pm

2pm - 7pm

Wednesday

LRV at Staffordshire University

City Central Mosque

9:30am - 3pm

10am - 2pm

Thursday

Northwood Stadium

Wallace Sports And Education Centre

9:30am - 3pm

2pm - 7pm

Friday Northwood Stadium 9:30am - 3pm
Saturday  Dimensions Leisure Centre 9:30am - 3pm
Sunday Dimensions Leisure Centre 9:30am - 3pm

You will be asked to isolate either in your own car or in a designated area at a social distance at the site to receive your results. If results are positive then you will be asked to return for a further test and receive additional support and advice. Should you be negative, you can continue about your normal day-to-day business. 

Book a test

Milder symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Aches and pains
  • Feeling very tired for no good reason
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sometimes ‘tummy ache’ in children 

 

Regional testing

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

 

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 one of the milder symptoms you 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

 

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: 

  • Hanley
  • Tunstall
  • Longton

Residents in these areas should consider booking a test.