Request a COVID-19 test if you do not have symptoms

You can use the form below to book a COVID-19 test if you fulfil the following criteria:

  • You have been invited as part of a target cohort
  • You live or work in the Wigan Borough
  • You are unable to work from home and/or come into regular contact with other people
  • You do not have COVID-19 symptoms
  • You are booking a test for someone over 5 years of age. Lateral flow testing is not available for under 5’s, if your child has symptoms please request a PCR test (external link).

Please note: If you are displaying Covid-19 symptoms, require a confirmatory PCR test or are a contact of a positive case, please book a test at the NHS Covid-19 PCR link below.

Testing sites

Appointments are by booking only and are available at the following locations:

Leigh South Community Centre, 32 Hope Carr Road, Leigh, WN7 3ET

  • Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm

Progress House, Westwood Park, Wigan, WN3 4HH

  • Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm.

Please ensure you maintain social distancing guidelines and wear a mask on arrival at all our test sites.

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.

Getting a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms

You can apply online to get a free NHS COVID-19 test (external link) if any of the following applies:

  • You have a high temperature
  • You have a new, continuous cough
  • You’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed
  • You’ve been asked to get a test by Contact tracing
  • you require a confirmatory PCR test
  • If you are contact of a confirmed positive case of Covid 19
  • You’re taking part in a government pilot project.

You can also get a test for someone you live with if they have symptoms.

Please note that from Saturday 26th June, Central Park national test site will move to Chapel Lane car park, Chapel Lane, Wigan WN3 4HS. This site is accessible by foot and by car.

Request a home test kit

Lateral Flow Device (LFD) home test kits are now available across the borough.

Around 1 in 3 people have coronavirus without displaying any symptoms, so the expansion of asymptomatic testing will help to identify any positive cases of COVID-19 and will help to manage the spread of the virus. Testing is still important you have had you COVID 19 vaccine(s) to help reduce onward transmission.

Do I need to book?

No. Booking is not required and you will be provided with 2 boxes (containing 7 tests each) per person. It's recommended that people undertake 2 tests per week to help to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Please ensure that results are uploaded onto the national portal as per the instructions inside the kit.

If you have a positive LFD test, please request a PCR test (external link).

Where to get a home test kit

Please note, Wigan Council are also offering all businesses access to home test kits. This is to enable asymptomatic staff to undertake LFD tests twice per week in their home.

Home test kit locations and opening times
LocationOpening times
Atherton Start Well Family Centre, Meadowbank Primary School, Formby Avenue, Atherton, M46 0HX Monday - Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
Ashton-in-Makerfield Library, Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 9BH Monday - Wednesday 10am-2pm, Thursday - Friday 1-5pm
Ashton Leisure Centre, Old Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 9TP Monday - Friday 6:30am-10pm, Saturday - Sunday 8am-4pm
Golborne Start Well Family Centre, Talbot Street, Golborne, WA3 3NN Wednesday 9am-12pm, Friday 9am-5pm
Hindley Pool, Borsdane Avenue, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3QN Monday - Friday 2:30-8.30pm and Saturday - Sunday 8:15am-4pm
Howe Bridge Sports Centre, Eckersley Fold Lane, Atherton, M46 0PJ Monday - Friday 6:30am-10pm, Saturday - Sunday 8am-4pm
Leigh South Community Centre, 32 Hope Carr Road, Leigh, WN7 3ET Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Leigh Central Start Well Family Centre, Windermere Rd, Leigh, WN7 1UZ Tuesday - Wednesday 9am-5pm
Leigh Indoor Sports Centre, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY Monday - Friday 6:30am - 10pm, Saturday - Sunday 8am-4pm
Leigh Library, Turnpike Centre, Civic Square, Market St, Leigh, WN7 1EB Monday - Friday 10am-2pm
Progress House, Westwood Park, Wigan, WN3 4HH Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Robin Park Indoor Sport Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, WN5 0UL Monday - Friday 6:30am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm
Standish Library - 13 Cross St, Standish, WN6 0HQ Monday - Wednesday 10am-2pm, Thursday - Friday 1-5pm
Standish Leisure Centre, Rectory Lane, Standish, WN6 0XB Monday - Friday 6:30am-10pm, Saturday - Sunday 8am-4pm
Westleigh Start Well Family Centre, Westleigh Lane, WN7 5NJ Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend, Wigan, WN1 1NH Monday - Friday 10am-2pm
Wigan Life Centre (leisure reception), College Avenue, Wigan, WN1 1NJ Monday - Friday between 6:30am-10pm, Saturday - Sunday 8am-4pm
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