Testing kits for households of school and college age children

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Following the announcement from central government about home testing kits for households of school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, collections are available from the Central Park site, Montrose Avenue, Wigan, WN5 9XL.
 
Pick-up times for kits are currently between 1pm and 8pm. There is no need to book. These tests are for adults in the household only.
 
Initially, secondary and college aged children are being tested at their place of education.
 
Primary school children are not being asymptomatically tested.
 
Please note that the Central Park site is currently the only location providing this service in the borough.
 
If more locations become available, we will update you at the earliest opportunity.
 
This means that residents will not be able to make collections from the borough’s other test centre locations in Wigan (Progress House), Leigh, Golborne and Standish. These sites are for asymptomatic testing and part of the targeted testing at scale programme.

For more information and booking criteria: https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Crime-Emergencies/Coronavirus/Request-a-Covid-19-test-without-symptoms.aspx
 
If you have Covid-19 symptoms and would like to book a test, please continue to use the national booking system https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test