A new home for Winsford's no symptoms COVID-19 Testing Centre

11 May 2021

Winsford’s COVID-19 asymptomatic test centre is to move from Winsford Lifestyle Centre to The Dingle Recreation Centre, in Winsford High Street, on 10 May. 

The relocated facility is for people with no symptoms of COVID-19.  Everyone is advised to test themselves twice a week regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

Open from 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays, the centre is available for people to pop in, without needing an appointment, to get tested for free. Free kits to home-test are also available to collect.

One in three people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms and asymptomatic tests help to identify positive cases and prevent people from spreading the virus unknowingly.

Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “Brio should be congratulated and thanked for having hosted our Winsford Testing Centre since January. It is fabulous that more than 13,500 people have used the facility since it opened on 18th January.”

Ian Ashworth, Director of Public Health at the Council, said: “The relocated facility at The Dingle Centre on Winsford High Street is in the middle of town and open to all. 

“We all should be getting tested twice a week whether we are vaccinated or not. Vaccines, testing and hands, face, space, and fresh air are the way that we can beat this disease, protect ourselves and others.

“Home test kits can also be collected at the centre.  It is best to take a test at the centre before collecting the home test kits, so that people are confident in taking the test successfully, before they try at home.”

Anyone who has any symptoms of COVID-19 should book a PCR test by visiting: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or calling: 119.

For more information on COVID-19 testing in the borough visit: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/c19testing

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