Free Covid-19 Testing to End on Friday 1 April 2022

From 1 April and as part of central government plans to close all free testing sites by the end of March 2022, the local PCR testing sites currently in Crewe and Macclesfield will be closed.

Crewe, Chester Street car park, Covid Testing Site signage (photo: Jonathan White)

Also, from Friday 1 April, free LFD tests will end, and residents will no longer be able to order test kits online from gov.uk or collect for free from a pharmacy. However, LFD tests will continue to be available to purchase from pharmacies or online.

Free PCR Covid testing will be limited to a small number of people who are particularly at risk or work in certain health and social care settings. Further guidance will be provided on the www.gov.uk website, once available.

For the latest Covid-19 advice and information, go to the Cheshire East Council website.