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Covid-19 testing units available to support local response

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Testing is a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus, your help is still needed as much as ever.

You can get a test at one of the testing centres by booking an appointment in advance. 

If you are showing any of the following symptoms of Covid-19, however mild, you need to get a test at a test centre (listed below) as soon as you can:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
When to book a test

You should only book a test at one of these centres listed below if you have symptoms of Covid-19. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you need to get a test done within the first 5 days of having symptoms. If you have symptoms you must also self-isolate at home and only leave your home to get a test.

If you have symptoms call 119 or follow the testing information on the NHS website www.nhs.uk/coronavirus to arrange a test. 

Anyone without symptoms can now take a rapid Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test twice a week. These tests are available for everyone in England and there are several ways of getting them. Full details can be found at www.sheffield.gov.uk/covidtests.

What happens when you book a test

When you book your test you will be given a test site address, date and time.

Please DO NOT attend at any other site other than your allocated test centre as you will be turned away to go to the location listed on your test booking. 

You can only have a test at a test centre if you have booked an appointment. Please do not attend a site unless you have booked a test as you will be turned away and asked to book an appointment.  

If you cannot get an appointment right away, stay at home and self-isolate until an appointment becomes available.

Testing centre locations

Sharrow (Pedestrian)

  • Alderson Road Car Park, Sharrow, S2 4LG (down the road from London Road Pharmacy)
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Open 8am – 1.30pm for symptomatic (PCR) testing
  • Open 2.30pm – 8pm for collection of rapid LFD test kits

Station Road car park (Pedestrian)

  • Station Road, Darnall, S9 4JU
  • Open 7 days a week 9am to 3pm

Burngreave (Pedestrian)

  • Gower Street Car Park, Burngreave, S4 7HA
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Open 8am to 1.30pm for symptomatic (PCR) testing
  • Open 2.30pm to 8pm for collection of rapid LFD test kits 

Upperthorpe (Pedestrian)

  • Shipton Street Car Park, Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3EB
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Open 8am to 1.30pm for symptomatic (PCR) testing
  • Open 2.30pm to 8pm for collection of rapid LFD test kits 

Meadowhall Shopping Centre (Drive-Through)

  • Overspill car park, plot 7, S9 1EP
  • Open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm

Halfway (Pedestrian and Drive-Through)

  • Halfway Park and Ride, S20 3GS 
  • Open 7 days a week 9am to 3pm

Bring your mobile phone with you if you have one, including photo identification such as a driving licence or passport. There will be someone on-site to register everyone onto the NHS Track and Trace portal. Most people will get their test results the day after taking a symptomatic (PDR) test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours.

For more information about NHS Test and Trace visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus Community Resources

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