Last updated 2 December 2020
Coronavirus testing sites in Stockport make getting a test easier for residents
Coronavirus testing sites are now available throughout Stockport borough.
Testing is key to helping prevent the spread of the virus and it is vital that anyone who develops Covid-19 symptoms, such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss or change in your usual sense of taste or smell, get themselves tested.
If you get symptoms, you and your household get should immediately self-isolate.
The testing sites are at:
• Brinnington – Former East Area Housing Office, opposite First House
• Stockport town centre - Tiviot Dale Methodist Church, off Great Egerton Street
• Marple - Chadwick Street car park.
All three sites are open seven days a week, with Brinnington open from 8am to 4pm and Tiviot Dale and Chadwick Street open from 8am to 8pm. Testing is also available at Mastercall, Pepper Road and at mobile testing units which visit the Aurora car park and the Hazel Grove park and ride on a regular basis.
All sites offer testing for people with symptoms only and a pre-booked appointment will be essential before attending the sites. You can get a same-day test appointment at all these sites by calling 119 or visiting GOV.UK.
People should wear a face covering (unless exempt) when attending walk through centres, only removing these while the test is taking place.
If you cannot get to a testing site, you can order a home testing kit.
If your test is positive, you must continue (or begin) to self-isolate immediately.
• If you had a test because you had symptoms, keep self-isolating for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started.
• If you had a test but have not had symptoms, self-isolate for 10 days from when you had the test.
Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must self-isolate for 14 days from when you start self-isolating.
You do not need to self-isolate if your test is negative, if:
• everyone you live with who has symptoms tests negative AND
• everyone in your support bubble who has symptoms tests negative AND
• you were not told to self-isolate for 14 days by NHS Test and Trace AND
• you feel well – if you feel unwell, stay at home until you are feeling better
If you are isolating because you have been in contact with somebody who has coronavirus, you must keep isolating for the rest of the 14 days from when you were last in contact with the person who has coronavirus – as you could get symptoms after being tested.
Councillor Jude Wells, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health, said: “We have worked incredibly hard to enable more local Covid-19 testing to anyone who needs it throughout Stockport borough. These sites are helping to meet the huge demand for tests, which in conjunction with self-isolation will help stem the spread of coronavirus in our communities.”
Find more information and guidance on our Coronavirus web pages.