Getting tested

1. How to get a test

Do not book a lateral flow test if you have coronavirus symptoms

You must to book a PCR test or call 119 if you have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

You must not attend for a lateral flow test if you have symptoms or if you are self isolating.

Fred Perry House

You can come for a lateral flow test at our central Stockport testing location.

Use the booking link below to book a test.

You can come for a test without booking but you may have to wait longer.

Fred Perry House
Edward Street
Stockport
SK1 3UR

Opening times are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, 7am to 7pm
  • Saturdays 10am to 2pm

Book a coronavirus test

Mobile Testing Unit

Our Mobile Testing Unit stops at set points throughout the Stockport community, twice a week. It's a sustainable, upcycled Yellow school bus, has 4 socially distanced testing bays inside and a processing area at the back.

You do not need to book an appointment. You can visit our timetable for locations.

The test will take about 5 to 10 minutes.

You'll get your results in about 30 minutes.

View the bus timetable

Community collect: get a test at home

All adults can now get a box of 7 lateral flow tests to take twice a week at home.

You'll need to give some personal details such as name and postcode when you collect the kit.

You do not need to book.

You can collect your kits in about 5 to 10 minutes.

You can collect a kit from:

Fred Perry House

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, 7am to 7pm
  • Saturdays 10am to 2pm

Brinnington East Area Housing Office
1 Berwick Parade, Stockport, SK5 8LQ

  • Monday to Sunday, 2.30pm to 4pm

Marple Chadwick Street car park
Chadwick Street, Marple, SK6 6BD

  • Monday to Sunday, 2.30pm to 8pm

You can also collect a kit from the following libraries:

  • Bredbury
  • Bramhall
  • Cheadle
  • Cheadle Hulme
  • Edgeley
  • Hazel Grove
  • Heald Green
  • Heatons
  • Reddish

Find out when your local library is open to collect a test.

Find library opening times

Universal testing for adults without symptoms

Lateral flow test (LFT) community testing kits are being handed out from Fred Perry House for all adults without symptoms. You can also collect 2 free tests every week from your local collection point (see above) or pharmacy. There's no need to book.

If you have symptoms you'll need to take a PCR lab test. You can book a free test on the GOV.UK website.