Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests at mobile collection point

In our ongoing need to continue to take asymptomatic tests, we’re bringing these mobile testing units to an area near you.

You may already be aware that there are a few different ways you can access your twice-weekly asymptomatic tests. However, we know it can be difficult for some people to access these options for a number of reasons.

That’s why we’re setting up a one-day mobile collection point in each the following areas: Mold Green, Ravensthorpe, Roberttown, Birstall, Birkenshaw, Thorton Lodge, Crosland Moor, and Dewsbury between the dates 19/06/2021 and 25/06/2021.

Anyone over 18 can collect two packs of home testing kits (containing seven tests each) – the times, dates and locations are in the below table.

 You don’t need to book, just turn up and please wear a face covering and social distance from those outside your household or bubble.

The tests come with instructions on how to use the tests and how frequently you should take them. We will have staff on hand to show you how to use the tests should you need help.

Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director for Public Health at Kirklees Council, said:

“In addition to getting vaccinated and always remembering hands, face, space, another great way you can help reduce the spread of Covid-19 in your community is getting a rapid lateral flow test twice a week if you are not showing any symptoms.“Asymptomatic testing helps us identify people who are infectious and could spread the infection to others unknowingly. This is particularly important with restrictions now starting to ease and it now being much more likely to come into contact with people from other households.”

Mobile collection site timetable

Mobile collection site timetable

Date Time Area Location Address
Saturday 19 June

Regular test and collect

9:00am – 16:00pm Mold Green Ravensknowle Park Ravensknowle Park Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ
Monday 21 June

Regular test and collect

9:00am – 16:00pm Ravensthorpe Ravensthorpe Retail Park Ravensthorpe Shopping Park, Huddersfield Road,  WF13 3JR
Tuesday 22 June

 

Collect only

8:00am – 17:00pm Roberttown Fountain Court Car Park (Sainsbury’s Local and Greggs) Fountain Court, Huddersfield Rd, Roberttown, Liversedge, WF15 7PH
Wednesday 23 June

 

Collect only

8:00am – 12:00pm Birstall Birstall Market Car Park- John Lee Birstall Market, Car Park, Market Street, Birstall, WF17 9EL
Wednesday 23 June

 

Collect only

13:00pm – 17:00pm Birkenshaw Birkenshaw Co-op Co-op Birkenshaw, 525 Bradford Rd, Birkenshaw, Bradford BD11 2AQ
Thursday 24 June

Collect only

8:00am – 12:00pm Thornton Lodge Thornton Lodge Community Centre Thornton Lodge Community Centre Brook Street, Huddersfield HD1 3JW
Thursday 24 June

 

Collect only

13:00pm – 17:00pm Crosland Moor Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre Moorfield Shopping Centre, 15 Park Rd W, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield HD4 5RX
Friday 25 June

Regular test and collect

9:00am – 16:00 Dewsbury Dewsbury Sainsbury’s Railway Street, Railway St, Dewsbury, WF12 8EB

In addition to this we have launched our enhanced testing offer which means that everyone in Kirklees can access a PCR test.

Following the Government’s announcement last week that Kirklees will start enhanced testing, we’ve quickly put together our plan which is initially focussing more resources in four areas with highest infections rates.

This will see asymptomatic and symptomatic people in Kirklees taking PCR tests which gives us more information on the types of variant spreading so we can isolate them as much as possible. Read more about our surge and increased testing programme – and how to play your part.

Three new mobile testing units have also been set-up to offer people in Savile Town, Thornhill Lees, Honley and Batley asymptomatic PCR tests between 10am-4pm.

  • Savile Town at Taleem Training and Community Centre, Orchard Street
  • Honley Community Centre, Stony Lane, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6DY
  • Wards Hill Car Park, Wellington Street, Batley, WF17 5HR.

Anyone who lives or works in Kirklees can also get an asymptomatic PCR test at the below testing sites between 8am-8pm and help us detect potential cases of the new variant and prevent further spread:

  • Dewsbury: Dewsbury Railway Station Car Park, Dewsbury, WF13 1HF
  • Huddersfield: Percy Shaw House, also known as Queen Street Studios, Queen Street South, Huddersfield, HD1 3BB.
  • Ravensthorpe: Ravensthorpe KNH (Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing), Queen Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury WF13 3BT

We really urge everyone to continue to get tests wherever possible to keep your community safe and help prevent the spread of infection.

Taking a test helps reduce the spread of the virus in your community.

  • If you test positive, you help to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 in your household, support bubble and community.
  • The test identifies and supports infectious people to isolate before they develop symptoms.
  • Testing helps with the management and containment of COVID-19 outbreaks.
  • Testing protects those most vulnerable to the impacts and consequences of COVID-19.