Further roving sites for FAST testing are coming to community locations across the borough.
They can be attended by anyone locally who is showing no symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The aim of the testing is to find people in the community who may have the deadly virus but are showing no symptoms. 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 show no symptoms.
The sites will be at:
Monday, 22 February 2021, 12 noon–6pm:
Deeplish Community Centre, 59 Hare Street, Rochdale OL11 1JT
Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 11am–6pm:
Junction Library and Community Centre, 211 Grimshaw Lane, Middleton, Manchester M24 2BW
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 12 noon–6pm:
Wardleworth Community Centre, South Street, Rochdale OL16 2EP
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 11am–6pm: at
Stanycliffe Community Centre, Stanycliffe Lane, Manchester M24 2PB
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11am–6pm:
Smallbridge Library, Stevenson Square, Smallbridge, Rochdale OL12 9SA
Friday, 26 February 2021, 12 noon–6pm:
Castlemere Community Centre, 60 Tweedale Street, Rochdale OL11 1HH
Friday, 26 February 2021, 11am–6pm: Alkrington Community Centre, Hardfield Road, Middleton, Manchester M24 1TQ
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 10am–4pm: Spotland Library, Ings Lane, Rochdale OL12 7AL
We have seen a great response to our first set of roving FAST Testing sites'
Councillor Daalat Ali, cabinet member for public health at Rochdale Borough Council, said: "We have seen a great response to our first set of roving FAST Testing sites and we hope these new sites and dates will be just as popular. I'm really encouraged to see so many people coming along to play their part in stopping the spread."
Further sites and dates across the borough will continue to be announced in due course.
FAST Testing remains available at the four main sites in the borough:
- Hare Hill Bowling Club, Littleborough
- Bowlee Sports Centre, Middleton
- Nye Bevan House, Rochdale
- Heywood Sports Village (also a drive through facility here)
Those sites are open 8am–7pm on weekdays and 10am–4pm at weekends. They are for anyone without symptoms and there is no need to book.
It is still important to get tested even if you've had your first vaccine as you may still be able to carry the virus and pass it on to others.