New temporary testing units to open in Rochdale town centre and Littleborough

Date published: 04 August 2020

Three new temporary coronavirus mobile testing units are opening this week in the borough of Rochdale.

In Rochdale town centre units are opening in the car park at Arif Grocers on Ramsay Street in Wardleworth and in the car park on the corner of Tweedale Street and Milkstone Road. Testing will be available at these two centres on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August between 10.30am and 3.30pm. You can turn up on the day or you can book the day before.

There will also be a unit at Littleborough Community Primary School from Wednesday 5 August until Saturday 8 August between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Tests at the Littleborough unit must be booked in advance.

All three of the temporary testing sites are open to anyone who would like a coronavirus test. You do not have to have symptoms to get tested.

For all three sites appointment slots before 11.30am can be booked from 5pm the day before you wish to attend. Appointment slots after 11.30am can be booked from 9am on the day you wish to attend. Ring 0808 1964 100 or visit to book your test.

You must walk, cycle or drive to your test and avoid public transport. Face coverings must also be worn at all times.

The latest figure for the number of confirmed cases in the Rochdale borough in a 7 day period is 26.4 per 100,000 (26 July - 1 August). This is down from the week ending 27 July where the figure was 31, down from 46.8 the week before.


Coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester


Councillor Sara Rowbotham, cabinet member for health and wellbeing at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “These mobile testing units provide a convenient opportunity for people in Rochdale town centre and Littleborough to get tested locally.

“We need more people to get tested and we encourage people who live near these sites to get tested even they don’t have symptoms.”

If you would like to book a test (you do not have to have symptoms to get tested) ring 0808 1964 100 or visit:

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