A pilot key worker testing facility at Bidston has been made available for access for eligible key workers on Thursday 30th April through to Saturday 2nd May. It is part of trial that is being implemented by a partnership with Wirral Council and CCG, and is being operated by the Ministry of Defence. The criteria for testing is ;
a. A key worker who is self-isolating because they are showing Covid19 symptoms (within 5 days of starting symptoms)
b. household members who are showing symptoms, resulting in a key worker self-isolating
The mobile testing unit will be at Bidston Park and Ride, Bidston Station Approach, CH43 7RF. This is a self-testing centre staffed by the military and is a drive through and walk through facility. Key workers with access to transport will need to drive in their own vehicle or via a vehicle driven by a someone in their household. Please share this information with any of your teams who meet the above criteria.
They will need to take some form of ID and ID of employer e.g. work pass with photo.
They will need to book the test themselves and for eligible individuals in their household at the following link https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/ Please note this link to the Bidston site is not yet live, we envisage the link to be made available later today.
IMPORTANT: At section 6 of the online form “Preferred Test Location” please select “Bidston” as the testing site– if they are struggling to obtain a booking it may be that all available places have gone. Haydock or Manchester may be available as another option.
Once people arrive on site in their cars they will be asked to administer the test themselves and will be given a barcode to that sample. They will then register their personal details against this code via a secure portal which is how the results get back to them. The results will only sent to them. Upon receipt of their results they can then contact your organisation to discuss and agree next steps.
You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for queries in relation to covid19 testing processes and facilities.