Revised opening hours will be in operation at the rapid Covid-19 test centre at the Civic Centre from Monday (14 March, 2022).

People without symptoms of Covid-19 will be able to get a rapid test at the Civic Centre from 8am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

Rapid testing is also available at the Jamia Masjid Bilal, Newhampton Road, from 10am to 7pm daily; no appointment is necessary at either centre.

Rapid testing is free and can help identify cases of among people without symptoms of Covid-19, helping them stop the onward spread of the virus.

Home rapid test kits are available from a number of locations in Wolverhampton including the Jamia Masjid Bilal, the Civic Centre, WV Active leisure centres and Wolverhampton, Bilston and Wednesfield markets. They can also be ordered online at Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests

Meanwhile, the PCR test centre outside Whitmore Reans Library will close at the end of the day on Monday. The library itself is open as usual.

PCR testing, for people with symptoms of Covid-19, will remain available at the other test sites – Showell Road, Faulkland Street Car Park and Blakenhall Resource Centre in Wolverhampton, Priory Green in Pendeford and the Railway Street Car Park in Bilston.

People who develop symptoms of Covid-19 are reminded that they should self-isolate and book a PCR test online at Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or by calling 119. 

John Denley, Wolverhampton's Director of Public Health, said: "Testing remains a vital tool in the fight against Covid-19, and we encourage people to get tested regularly. Testing is available, without an appointment, at the Civic Centre and the Jamia Masjid Bilal, or you can pick up a test kit to use at home.

"And if you have symptoms of Covid-19, please remember that you need to self-isolate and book a PCR test as soon as possible."