Revised opening times are now in operation at the rapid Covid-19 test centre at the Civic Centre.

From today (Monday 29 November) it will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 8am-6pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-5pm.

Free rapid testing, for people without symptoms of Covid-19, is also available at the Jamia Masjid Bilal, Newhampton Road (10am-7pm, daily), New Cross Hospital (in the reception of the Maternity Unit, Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm) and at participating pharmacies across the city. 

Alternatively, people can collect free rapid Covid-19 home test kits from the Civic Centre, the test centre at New Cross Hospital, Bilston and Wolverhampton markets and WV Active leisure centres, or from selected local pharmacies. Please note, anyone collecting test kits from a pharmacy must register for a collection code in advance, either online at GOV.UK or by calling 119.

The Government is urging people without symptoms of Covid-19 to get a rapid test 'before periods of high risk', such as close contact with others in a higher risk environment, or before spending prolonged time with a more vulnerable person.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "One in 3 people with Covid-19 do not have any symptoms but could be infectious and so rapid testing continues to be a vital weapon in our fight against Covid-19.

"You can get a free test at our 3 walk-in centres, at participating pharmacies, or from the comfort of home."

"Getting tested regularly, and particularly before you take part in high risk activities, will help stop the spread of Covid-19 and keep this deadly virus under control, so please make rapid testing part of your regular routine.”

For details of rapid testing, for people without symptoms of Covid-19, please visit Coronavirus Testing

People with symptoms of Covid-19 are reminded they must self-isolate and book a PCR test by calling 119 or visiting GOV.UK.