Altrincham residents experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 can organise a test at one of three mobile testing units in Trafford throughout August.
The units will be located on specific dates at Trafford House car park in Stretford, Sale Water Park Metrolink car park and University Academy 92 car park opposite Old Trafford cricket ground.
This is in addition to the established options of getting a test at Manchester Airport or the Etihad Stadium, or ordering a testing kit to be delivered to your home address.
Symptoms include at least one of a new cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change in sense of taste or smell.
Tests must be booked in advance, and can be made either through the national booking site or by calling 119. A limited number of slots will be available to walk in to the site, but this should only be used if you don’t have access to a car, and must still be booked in advance).
The full list of upcoming sites and dates are as follows:
- 11 August – Trafford House car park (next to the Bishop Blaze pub in Stretford)
- 12 to 14 August – Sale Water Park Metrolink car park
- 17 to 19 August – Trafford House car park (next to the Bishop Blaze pub in Stretford)
- 20 to 21 August – University Academy 92 (UA92) car park
- 24 to 28 August – University Academy 92 (UA92) car park
Trafford Council say that mobile units may change location at short notice, but details will be updated here.
Cllr Jane Slater, Trafford’s Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Equalities, said: “After the recent spike in cases in Trafford, we are pleased to have confirmation that Covid-19 Mobile Testing Units will be available to residents over the coming weeks to help make testing for the virus easy and accessible.
“To reduce your risk of infection, please follow Public Health England advice by washing your hands regularly, follow social distancing measures, wearing a face covering if you can and self-isolating if you have symptoms.”