Covid rapid testing kits

Free rapid COVID-19 tests

Firstly, I thought it would be useful to make you all aware, if not already,  that all households in Wirral can now access twice-weekly rapid symptom-free tests. Alongside vaccine rollout, regular testing will help us to prevent outbreaks, it would be appreciated if you could help share this information with parents and carers.

Regular symptom-free testing can be accessed at one of Wirral’s four Community Testing centres:

  • Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, 7 days a week, 10.30am to 6.15pm
  • Greasby Library, 7 days a week, 10.30am to 6.15pm
  • Eastham Library, 7 days a week, 10.30am to 6.15pm
  • Former House of Fraser Building, Birkenhead, 6 days a week (closed Sunday) 9am to 4.15pm.

Residents have the choice of attending the centres to take a test with the support of the staff there, or collecting a box of kits for the household to use at home. Testing kits can also be collected from the symptoms-only testing centres in Birkenhead, Bebington, Liscard and Heswall from 2.30pm to 8pm every day.

For those that can’t access tests through the above routes, they can be ordered online or through 119, which will be delivered to the home address.

More information on all of the ways to access testing in Wirral is available at:  or call the Coronavirus Helpline on 0151 666 5050.

Wirral’s Children & Families Partnership workshop reminder

Lastly, a final reminder about the Wirral’s Children & Families Partnership online workshop that is taking place tomorrow (Tuesday 13 April), at 1pm. It is a chance to feed into a project which brings together emotional health and wellbeing services.

We consider schools, and further education providers, to be key stakeholders in developing the model and would like to involve you in the process of developing it. To do this an online workshop has been arranged to collect your views. You can book to attend the session via this link.

At the workshop we will be providing an opportunity for colleagues to discuss in small groups the gaps and issues they are facing in relation to emotional health & wellbeing provision, based on the current offer, and ideas for how we might develop a suitable model to address these issues.

If you would like to be involved but cannot make the workshop please contact:

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