COVID is causing a health and economic crisis in Liverpool worse than anything most of us have ever seen.
How to get tested:
Symptom-free testing for frontline workers:
Who can get tested?
The centres below (highlighted bold are within constituency) are open for frontline workers with no Covid-19 symptoms to get tested:
- Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Rd, L9 5AS
- BELLE VALE Shopping Centre, Hedgefield Road, L25 2RF
- Bootle Leisure Centre, North Park, L20 5JJ
- Croxteth Hall, Flint Drive, L11 1EH
- Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, L3 4FP
- Halewood Leisure Centre, Baileys Lane, L26 0TY
- Huyton Leisure Centre, Longview Drive, L36 6EG
- Kirkby Leisure Centre, 105 Cherryfield Drive, L32 8SA
- Lifestyles Austin Rawlinson, Conleach Road, Speke, L24 0TR
- Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium, L4 0TH
- Liverpool Tennis Centre, Wellington Road, L15 4LE
- Liverpool Town Hall, High Street, L2 3SW
If you want to see how busy each test centre is, to avoid busier testing sites, you can view the live map here: https://liverpool.maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/findatestcenter.html
These are workers who cannot work from home and also have physical contact with other people as part of their job. They include:
- NHS and care workers
- school staff
- supermarket employees
- delivery drivers
- factory workers
- transport workers
Students who are returning to university and unpaid carers with no Covid-19 symptoms can also get tested. Covid-19 symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, and loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
Further information can be found here: https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/how-to-get-tested/symptom-free-testing-for-frontline-workers/
Tests for people with symptoms
You must book an appointment if you have one or more of the following Covid-19 symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Further information can be found here: https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/how-to-get-tested/tests-for-people-with-symptoms/
If you live in Liverpool, are on a low income and have been told by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate, either because you have tested positive for Covid-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to some financial support during your self-isolation period.
Interview with 5 Live on previous mass testing:
You can listen to my interview, with my initial reaction to the mass testing pilot on the 5 Live Emma Barnett Show here.