Pop-up COVID variant testing sites for Formby area

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

You can find the latest information on Sefton Council’s Public Health teams pop-up sites for coronavirus testing this week below. The 'Swab Squads' will be at: 

  • Tuesday 1st June
    Waitrose 9am -7pm
    Formby station 9-5pm
  • Wednesday 2nd June
    Waitrose 9am -7pm
    Freshfields Station 9-5pm
  • Thursday 3rd June
    Waitrose 9am -7pm
    Formby station 9-5pm
  • Friday 4th June
    Waitrose 9am -7pm
    Freshfields Station 9-5pm

There is also the drive-through and walk-through test centre at Deansgate Lane Park in Formby from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

No appointments are needed at any of these locations.

Please note: the dedicated testing ends on Friday 4 June. 


Living, working & studying

Health leaders are still urging everyone aged 16 and over living, working and studying in the Formby area to take one of these dedicated tests.

The teams at the pop-ups are also handing out free home testing kits and will be joined by Community COVID Engagement Officers who can provide vaccination advice.

Local, dedicated coronavirus testing for the variant first identified in India was introduced in Sefton’s Formby area after cases of the variant were identified locally.


Sefton’s Director of Public Health, Margaret Jones said: “We are encouraging everyone aged over 16 who lives, works or studies in Formby to attend one of our dedicated local test sites.

“It’s important that people go to these dedicated test sites and not to our other sites, as these are the ones specifically set up to identify the Indian variant.”

People can find out more about testing in Sefton at www.sefton.gov.uk/COVID-testing

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