Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests at mobile collection point
Rapid Lateral Flow Testing and Home-Test Collection Kits
You can get regular COVID-19 lateral flow tests if you don’t have symptoms to help stop the spread of the virus and protect your family and community.
If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, you should book a PCR test.
Why is getting tested important?
Even if you have been vaccinated, regular testing remains important to help us stay one step ahead of the virus and keep Kirklees open.
Many of us have been vaccinated, but that may not stop us from catching and spreading the virus, or even from becoming ill with it.
About 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms but can still infect others. You can find out more about regular rapid lateral flow tests on the NHS website.
How can I get a test?
We’re bringing a number of one-day mobile test and collection points to areas across Kirklees. We want to make it easier for residents to collect their regular later flow tests.
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.
Over the next week we’ll be visiting Denby Dale, Batley, Thornhill Lees, Ravensthorpe, Slaithwait, Birstall, Holmfirth, Dewsbury, and Huddersfield.
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.
Mobile test and collect site timetable
We’ll be visiting the following locations where you will be able to both get an assisted lateral flow test and pick up your home-test collection kits.
|Saturday 10 July
Test & Collect
|9am – 4pm||Batley||Batley
|Sunday 11 July
Test & collect
|12pm – 4pm||Thornhill Lees||Thornhill Lees
|Monday 12 July
Test and collect
|9am – 4pm||Ravensthorpe||Ravensthorpe Retail Park||Ravensthorpe Shopping Park, Huddersfield Road,
|Friday 16 July
Test and collect
|9am – 4pm||Dewsbury||ASDA, Dewsbury||Mill Street West, Dewsbury
Mobile collection site timetable – no assisted testing is available, collection of home testing kits only
Come and collect your regular lateral flows tests at the below locations this week. Our friendly team will be on site to answer any questions.
|Friday 9 July
|9:30am – 4:30pm||Denby Dale||Denby Dale
|Tuesday 13 July
|8am – 5pm||Slaithwaite||Aldi, Slaithwaite||ALDI – Britannia Road
|Wednesday 14 July
|8am – 5pm||Birstall||Birstall Market||Birstall Market
Market Street, Birstall
|Thursday 15 July
|8am – 5pm||Holmfirth||Co-op, Holmfirth||Market Street,
Huddersfield, HD9 7AX
|Friday 16 July
|8am – 5pm||Fixby, Fartown, Birkby & Deighton||ASDA, Huddersfield||Off Long Hill Rd, Bradford Rd, Huddersfield HD2 2LQ|
If we’re not visiting an area near you this week, visit the NHS website to find you nearest fixed collection point for people who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms.
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.”
We really urge everyone to continue to get tests wherever possible to keep your community safe and help prevent the spread of infection.
- 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.