People are now able to book themselves in for tests using an online facility however an employer booking route is also available which prioritises test requests for employees over the self-referral route.
In additional, there are a number of local testing sites which are not available to book through the self-referral route but which are available to employers of key workers.
The current testing routes are:
Regional testing centres: based at Haydock Racecourse and Manchester Airport, booked via the employer web portal. Drive in only facility which involves an assisted swab.
Mobile testing centres: based at various locations across the region for short periods of time led by the Military, booked via the employer web portal. Drive through only and no under 18s testing available.
Satellite testing centres: based across the region with various booking arrangements according to the site. Offer walk-in and drive through, self-swabbing tests.
Please see the following additional information with more details:
- Covid testing guidelines for employers: this goes through the details for each of the testing routes available: https://www.cheshireandmerseysidepartnership.co.uk/documents/147-covid-19-testing-guidelines-for-employers-v1-1-new
- Essential worker testing_Information Pack for Employers: this refers to the regional and mobile testing.
- Employer Referral Portal User Guide ESSENTIAL WORKER: detailed guide on how to user the employer portal to book tests at regional and mobile testing facilities.
If you need any support with registering your organisation please contact One Knowsley.