Covid-19 testing packs available across the borough

Date published: 21 April 2021

As part of the national roadmap out of restrictions, the government is asking the public to take-up twice weekly LFT tests, known in the borough as FAST testing.

This is quick and easy to do and you will be playing your part in helping to stop the spread of the virus, while teams work on the vaccine rollout.

Andrea Fallon, director of public health at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “Testing is widely available to all our residents across the borough and that’s because it’s a really important part of our roadmap out of restrictions. We’ve been really committed in providing a strong testing offer.

“With restrictions slowly easing there is now more opportunity to interact with others, either through socialising or work. It’s really important that you still manage any risk to yourself and others and a key way to do that is through regular FAST testing.”


FAST Testing Centre at Hare Hill Bowling Club in Littleborough


You can take part at your local FAST testing site or through community collect packs.

FAST testing sites are at:

  • Rochdale - Nye Bevan House, Maclure Road, Rochdale, OL11 1DN. Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (10am - 6pm on Friday)
  • Middleton - Bowlee Park Sport Centre, Bowlee Park Community School, Windermere Road, Middleton, M24 4LA. Open Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Middleton - Alkrington Community Centre, Hardfield Road, Middleton, M24 1TQ. Open Mondays only 11am - 6pm.
  • Heywood - York House Surgery, 19 York Street, Heywood, OL10 4NN. Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (10am - 6pm on Mondays)
  • Littleborough - Hare Hill Bowling Club, Townhouse Road, Littleborough, OL15 9BG. Open Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm.

Community collect packs are available for home use from the following locations:

  • Rochdale - Nye Bevan House FAST Site. Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (10am - 6pm on Friday)
  • Middleton - Bowlee Sports Centre FAST site. Open Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Middleton - Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU. Open for collections Monday - Friday 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4.30pm.
  • Heywood - Heywood Library, Lance Corporal Stephen Shaw M C Way, Heywood, OL10 1LL. Open for collections Monday - Friday 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4.30pm.
  • Littleborough - Littleborough Library, Hare Hill Park, Littleborough, OL15 9HE. Open for collections Monday - Friday 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4.30pm.

It is recommended that you take a test at a FAST site first before you use home testing packs then you know how to correctly do them.

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