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Christmas Covid testing

A member of staff wearing a mask, approaching a car window at a testing centre

Over Christmas and the new year period, Covid testing is as important as ever and local testing centres will continue to provide a full service.

Testing centre opening hours will vary between 24th December and 4th January across the city’s 6 testing sites.

All Covid tests must be booked in advance and when people call to request a test they will be given a date and time at a testing centre close to them.

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield said: “We’re all looking forward to a Christmas break, but we must remember that Covid isn’t taking a break, it will take its chances whenever and wherever it can.

“If anyone has Covid symptoms they should book a test straightaway and once they have had their test they must self-isolate until they have received their results so that they can protect those around them as much as possible. This means please don’t mix with anyone else other than people within your household and don’t go to work unless you work from home until you receive your test result. If you receive a positive Covid test result you will need to self-isolate for 10 days.

“As ever, I’m reminding everyone of the most important things they can do to help reduce the spread of the virus and protect themselves and others. Remember to keep two metres away from those not in your bubble, wear a mask in crowded places and public settings, wash your hands regularly, use separate towels and don’t touch your face with hands that are not clean. This will help to save lives. That’s how important it is.”

These are the testing site locations:

Sharrow (Pedestrian)

  • Alderson Road Car Park, Sharrow, S2 4LG (down the road from London Road Pharmacy)

Darnall (Pedestrian)

  • Station Road Car Park, Darnall, S9 4JT

Burngreave (Pedestrian)

  • Gower Street Car Park, Burngreave, S4 7HA

Upperthorpe (Pedestrian)

  • Shipton Street Car Park, Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3EB

Hillsborough (Mobile test centre, Pedestrian & Drive-Through)

  • Parkside Road Car Park, Hillsbough, S6 2AB

Meadowhall Shopping Centre (Drive-Through)

  • Overspill car park, plot 7

More information on Covid testing is here: