March coronavirus testing facilities across Sefton

Testing for people with symptoms 

One again in March, drive-through Mobile Testing Units will be available across the borough. These sites are for those with symptoms – a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell – and can be booked by calling 119 or visiting

Planned dates and sites may be subject to change if testing is required in other locations:

Dates and locations for March 2021  

  • Tuesday 9 March – Litherland
  • Wednesday 10 March – Litherland
  • Thursday 11 March – Southport
  • Friday 12 March – NO MOBILE TESTING
  • Saturday 13 March – Southport
  • Sunday 14 March – Southport
  • Monday 15 March – Ainsdale
  • Tuesday 16 March – Ainsdale
  • Wednesday 17 March – Litherland
  • Thursday 18 March – Litherland
  • Friday 19 March – Litherland
  • Saturday 20 March – Southport
  • Sunday 21 March – Southport
  • Monday 22 March – NO MOBILE TESTING
  • Tuesday 23 March – Ainsdale
  • Wednesday 24 March – Ainsdale
  • Thursday 25 March – NO MOBILE TESTING
  • Friday 26 March – Litherland
  • Saturday 27 March – Southport
  • Sunday 28 March – Southport
  • Monday 29 March – Ainsdale
  • Tuesday 30 March – Ainsdale
  • Wednesday 31 March – Ainsdale

Walk-through test centres

In addition, local walk-through test centres are open every day from 8am to 8pm, providing easy access to COVID-19 tests for people who do not have access to a car and for those who have symptoms and should not travel by public transport.

The four local test centres are located at:

  • Bootle Town Hall, L20 7AA
  • Crosby Library Car Park, Haigh Road, L22 OLQ
  • Netherton Activity Centre, Glovers Land, L30 3TL
  • Southport Town Hall, PR8 1DA

Those with symptoms seeking tests, need to book ahead of going to either the walk-through or drive-through sites. It’s quick and easy to book by calling 119 or going online at


Should any Sefton resident be required to self-isolate, this means that they must not leave home. Support and advice for anyone who must self-isolate is available here on the council’s website, including information on financial support.

SMART testing

Only key workers and those with caring commitments during the lockdown should now go for a SMART test if they have no COVID-19 symptoms. Full details on the council’s website here

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