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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 in our city and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus, we need your help.

In order to encourage more people to get tested for us to combat the spread of the virus in our city, we have been making testing easier and more accessible for people to get a test.

We have increased our current offer of testing sites in Sheffield and continue to explore more ways in which we can support our communities to get tested and stay safe.

If you are showing any of the following symptoms of Covid-19, however mild, you need to get tested as soon as you can:

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

To make it clear, people should only book a test if they have symptoms of Covid-19. If you have coronavirus 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. Alternatively, you can attend one of the test centres listed below.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As of Monday 14th September we are no longer accepting walk-ins at our Local Testing Centres. You can only attend if you have an appointment. Please continue to book an appointment online www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. If you cannot get an appointment right away, stay at home and continue to self-isolate until an appointment comes available for you. 

As a reminder, our Regional Testing Centre based at Meadowhall and the Mobile Testing Centre based at Olympic Park are only accessible if you have booked an appointment. Please do not drive to these sites unless you have booked a test as you will be turned away and asked to book an appointment.  

The following testing centres are now available in Sheffield to help people across the city access testing more easily.

Sheffield Regional Testing Centre

Location: A drive-through testing site Is based at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in the overspill car park in plot 7.

How to book: An appointment is required. To book a test online, go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or to book a test by phone please call 119. We do NOT accept drop-ins you can only attend with an appointment.

When you can visit: Testing will be available to the public between 8.00am to 8.00pm open 7 days a week.

Tip: Bring your mobile phone with you if you have one, including photo identification such as a driving licence or passport.
Results: You must remain in your car during your visit. 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 the test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours.

Sheffield Mobile Testing Unit (MTU)

Location: A Mobile Testing Unit is based at the Olympic Legacy Park Car Park, off the B6085, Worksop Road, Sheffield, S9 3TL.

How to book: To book a test online, go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or to book a test by phone please call 119. We do NOT accept walk-ins you can only attend with an appointment.

When you can visit: Testing will be available between 11.00am - 3.00pm open 7 days a week.

Tip: You will need to wear a face covering during your visit to the site including when you travel to and from the centre. You might like to bring hand sanitiser and a pack of tissues with you. Social distancing must be observed at the site so please stay at least 2 metres apart from other people.

Results: 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 the test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours.

Local Testing Sites (LTSs)

Location: The Sharrow Local Testing Centre is based at Alderson Road Car Park, Sharrow, S2 4LG (down the road from London Road Pharmacy). 

Location: The Darnall Local Testing Centre is based at Station Road Car Park, Darnall, S9 4JT. 

How to book: To book a test online, go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or to book a test by phone please call 119. We are not currently accepting walk-ins at Sharrow or Darnall - you can only attend with an appointment.

When you can visit: Operating hours are 8am-8pm. Local Testing Sites are open 7 days a week.

Tip: You will need to wear a face covering during your visit to the site including when you travel to and from the centre. You might like to bring hand sanitiser and a pack of tissues with you. Social distancing must be observed at the site so please stay at least 2 metres apart from other people.

Results: 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 the test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours.

Sharrow Local Testing Centre Sharrow Local Testing Centre

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

For materials on Coronavirus support information in different languages and formats please visit Coronavirus Community Resources our new online resources centre.