FOR piece of mind as lockdown restrictions are eased, families can now pick up a home Covid testing kit at a number of new locations.

The kits are currently available for people living or sharing a bubble with children or staff attending nursery, school or college.

New locations to collect a kit include Cheshire West and Chester Council's no-symptoms testing centres and several libraries across the borough.

Kits can be collected from Northwich Library, in Witton Street, from 10am to 1pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

They are also available at Winsford Lifestyle Centre from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Existing collection points where kits are still available include The Old Depot Testing Centre in Northwich and Queensway Testing Centre, in Winsford.

At present, the Local Testing Sites are open from 2.30pm to 8pm to pick up tests, but this is subject to change. To check the opening times of the Local Testing Sites visit:

Ian Ashworth, director of public health at the council, said: “One in three people with Covid-19 do not show any symptoms and could be spreading the virus without knowing it.

“As restrictions gradually start to ease it becomes even more important for us all to take advantage of these free home testing kits so that we can test ourselves regularly for peace of mind and stop the spread of Coronavirus.”

If you receive a positive result from a home testing kit you will need to book a confirmatory test at one of the five Local Testing Sites by visiting: or calling: 119.

You only need to self-isolate if you test positive with the confirmatory test.

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, including a cough that will not stop, a high temperature or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste you must self-isolate immediately and book a test by visiting: or calling 119.