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End of free COVID19 testing

28 March 2022

Free COVID-19 testing in Cheshire West and Chester ends at the end of March.

The last day of testing for people with symptoms of COVID-19 is 30 March and the last day of no-symptoms testing is 31 March.

Closing the service is part of the national plan for living with the virus following the ongoing success of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, which makes anyone fully vaccinated 10 times less likely to suffer serious symptoms or need hospital treatment than unvaccinated people.

Cheshire West and Chester Council launched the no-symptoms testing service in the borough in December 2020 and has carried out more than 52,500 Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests and given out more than 156,500 home test kits.

The Council has fixed testing centres at Stanney Oaks Leisure Centre, in Ellesmere Port, and The Dingle Centre, in Winsford, as well as two pop-up testing units which tour the borough, focusing on areas of greatest need. Many of the borough’s libraries also offer home test kits.

Read more at: Your West Cheshire