Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Testing for people with symptoms

If you have symptoms and need a COVID-19 test or have a question about them, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for Coronavirus testing.

You are required by law to self-isolate if you are told to do so, or if you develop COVID-19 symptoms. 

We’ve put together the enclosed Self-Isolation FAQs to help you do so.

Testing for people without symptoms (Asymptomatic Rapid Antigen testing)

A targeted COVID-19 testing programme is helping protect the Bolton community by identifying those who have the virus but may not realise it.

Asymptomatic rapid testing is available to critical workers across the borough. 

The scheme is supporting vital health, social and community services to keep running safely.

Many people infected with COVID-19 suffer no symptoms but still risk passing it on to their colleagues, family, friends and others.

As well as the obvious health risks, if the virus is allowed to spread quickly through a workplace it can seriously disrupt the vital services we all depend on.

The programme is targeted at those most at risk of catching the virus, those who can’t work from home and are on the front line delivering essential services.  This includes workers in essential retail, transport, construction, tradespeople, nursery workers, childminders, carers, young people attending post-16 education providers and front line public sector employees.

Tests are being delivered at key sites in the borough with results available in as little as 30 minutes.

We are urging businesses to contact us to register an interest in the programme and enable their staff to take part - please email boltontesting@bolton.gov.uk 

If you are a manager at an organisation in Bolton please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for managers.

If you are a staff member and are part of a priority group please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for staff.

Tests can be booked online here - https://bit.ly/boltontestbooking