May testing dates

One again in May, drive-through Mobile Testing Units will be available across the Borough. These sites are for those with symptoms – a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell – and can be booked by calling 119 or visiting

Planned dates and sites may be subject to change if testing is required in other locations:

Remaining dates and locations for May 2021:

    • Thursday 13 Ainsdale
    • Friday 14 NO MOBILE TESTING
    • Saturday 15 Southport
    • Sunday 16 Southport
    • Monday 17 Southport
    • Tuesday 18 NO MOBILE TESTING
    • Wednesday 19 NO MOBILE TESTING
    • Thursday 20 Litherland
    • Friday 21 Litherland
    • Saturday 22 Southport
    • Sunday 23 Southport
    • Monday 24 NO MOBILE TESTING
    • Tuesday 25 NO MOBILE TESTING
    • Wednesday 26 NO MOBILE TESTING
    • Thursday 27 Litherland
    • Friday 28 Litherland
    • Saturday 29 NO MOBILE TESTING
    • Sunday 30 Southport
    • Monday 31 Southport

Walk-through test centres

In addition, local walk-through test centres are open every day from 8am to 8pm, providing easy access to COVID-19 tests for people who do not have access to a car and for those who have symptoms and should not travel by public transport.

The four local test centres are located at:

  • Bootle Town Hall, L20 7AA
  • Crosby Library Car Park, Haigh Road, L22 OLQ
  • Netherton Activity Centre, Glovers Land, L30 3TL
  • Southport Town Hall, PR8 1DA

Those with symptoms seeking tests, need to book ahead of going to either the walk-through or drive-through sites. It’s quick and easy to book by calling 119 or going online at


Should any Sefton resident be required to self-isolate, this means that they must not leave home. Support and advice for anyone who must self-isolate is available here on the Council’s website, including information on financial support.

SMART testing

Only key workers and those with caring commitments during the lockdown should now go for a SMART test if they have no COVID-19 symptoms.*

Full details about testing in Sefton are available on the Council’s website.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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