Covid-19 testing

Testing for people who have symptoms OR have been a close contact of a positive case

It is important that if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive you self-isolate for 10 days and book a PCR test here (external link). This is a legal requirement.

Testing for people who do not have symptoms

If you live or work in Wigan, please get a Lateral Flow test twice a week. 1 in 3 people don’t have symptoms but can still spread the virus, even after their vaccination. 

You can either;

Lateral Flow Testing is not available for under 5`s.

NHS Home Testing Kits are suitable for under 5`s who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. These can be collected from one of the community collect sites situated across the borough.

If your child has symptoms please request a PCR test (external link).

After your test

You should get an email with your result within four hours of your test.  If you do not provide an email address when making your booking, one of our team will telephone you with your result using the numbers provided.

You can also use our online results checker to view your result using your Booking ID and Barcode.

Covid-19 testing for travel purposes

If you need a Covid-19 test for travel purposes you will need to book a private test, more information  can be found on GOV.UK (external link)


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