Important instructions regarding your COVID-19 testing appointment

Please ensure you read the instructions below very carefully, as they contain important information.  Once you have received an appointment confirmation, please attend the University of Bolton Stadium, Burnden Way, Bolton BL6 6JW (this is the Bolton Wanderers Football Ground) at your allocated time for your test as part of the National Testing Programme for getting essential workers back to work.
Please arrive on time for your appointment.  The site operates a number plate recognition systems, so you must arrive in the vehicle that was registered as part of your referral.  All people in your household who are booked in for a test will  need to travel in the same car.  Failure to do so, will mean that you will be refused a test.
Please watch this video prior to attending so that you are aware of what you will need to do for your test:
Watch via the Bolton Council network
The test process should last no longer than 10 minutes and there will be staff on hand to assist you.  If you have a child under 18 who requires testing you will need to administer their test under supervision.  You will need to register your testing kit once you return home via
You will receive your test result directly from Randox Laboratory within 72 hours. You are responsible for updating your manager during this time.  The Booking Team, Test Centre and your manager will not receive your result.
You have been selected for a test because you are:
  • An essential worker who has symptoms of COVID-19 and are following government guidelines on self-isolating
  • A member of an essential worker’s household, and you have symptoms of COVID-19, and the essential worker is following government guidelines and self-isolating.
If you have any queries, please contact