Utilising rapid testing is a key tool in ensuring vital services and businesses can continue to operate. We know that up to a third of individuals who test positive for coronavirus have no symptoms at the time of the test and can therefore spread it unknowingly. Testing of employees will help identify asymptomatic cases and prevent unknown wider transmission of the virus and thereby protecting businesses and its employees.
How do businesses access testing?
Testing can be accessed via two main routes:
Businesses with 10 or more employees in Wolverhampton are encouraged to deliver on-site testing within their workplace. Support, training, standard operating procedures and test kits are provided by NHS Test and Trace. Businesses can sign up online.
Alternatively, businesses with 10 or more employees will be able to order free rapid kits for employees to use at home – but only if they cannot provide testing in the workplace and staff cannot work from home.
For details of either option, and to register, please visit Get workplace coronavirus tests by 12 April.
Businesses with between 10 and 50 staff which want to register for home test kits should email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. If your business is closed or you cannot provide tests now, you should still register so you can do so in the future.
Businesses employees are encouraged to undertake twice weekly asymptomatic testing at any of our rapid test centres below:
The Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, WV1 1SH
The opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am-2pm
Free parking is available at St Peter's Car Park off Wulfruna Street for people attending the Civic Centre for a test, and free parking for Blue Badge holders is widely available around the Civic Centre.
Jamia Masjid Bilal, 58 Newhampton Road, WV6 0AA
The opening hours are 10am-7pm daily.
Ashmore Park Hub, 82 Griffiths Dr, Wolverhampton WV11 2LH
The opening hours are 9am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday. Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
You can now use the Test Site Finder to find your nearest testing site.
Appointments are not necessary, but to help you access a test regularly, a booking system has been developed and test slots can be booked up to five days in advance.
Employees with symptoms of Covid-19, which include a fever, a new continuous cough or a change to the sense of taste or smell, are reminded they must immediately self-isolate and book a PCR test online or calling 119.