Home Covid testing kit collection points for eligible Oldham people

People eligible for family home testing can pick up free coronavirus testing kits across Oldham. 

As of Monday (29 March), they will be available from Lees Library, Crompton Library, Failsworth Library and The Link Centre (in Oldham town centre). 

Those eligible includes:

  • Households, childcare and support bubbles of early years children, nursery children, primary and secondary-age pupils and college students.
  • Households, childcare and support bubbles of staff of nurseries, primary and secondary schools, and colleges.
  • Anyone who works in an occupation related to a childcare provider, school, nursery or college, and their household, childcare and support bubbles.

All eligible residents are being encouraged to take up the rapid lateral flow Covid testing offer - to help reduce transmission, keep schools open and protect the community.

It is thought around one in three people with coronavirus experience no symptoms but they can still pass on the virus. 

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