UPDATED COVID testing availability

Here is some useful information regarding ongoing COVID testing availability.

Cases of Coronavirus have increased over the last couple of weeks in Cheshire East.

To help control the spread, Cheshire East Council is offering a number of additional testing options for anyone who does not have symptoms.

You should take a mobile phone with you or a form of photo ID.

Free PCR lab tests are available at their test sites

  • Macclesfield Community Centre, Duke Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UR Opening hours: 9 am to 4 pm from Monday 21 June to Sunday 27 June 2021 You can walk in or drive through at this site”
  • NOW CLOSED Poynton – The Centre(opposite the working man’s club)

More information on these centers can be found on their website

If your or a family member have symptoms then you need to book a PCR test as normal.

The lateral flow test is useful in detecting the virus in individuals who are asymptomatic or who have no symptoms of the disease.

The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test detects the presence of RNA, which is the genetic material produced by the virus to replicate within the human body.

To book appointments for a PCR test follow this link or call 119 (FREE of charge)