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Further roving FAST Testing sites announced

19 February 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates

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FAST testing inside Smallbridge Library.

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:

Councillor Daalat Ali.

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." 

Residents queueing outside Smallbridge Library.

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.