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Anyone with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms should get a test.

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The three main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  1. The SN postcode area, also known as the Swindon postcode area, is a group of eighteen postcode districts in England, within ten post towns.These cover north Wiltshire (including Swindon, Chippenham, Calne, Corsham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Melksham and Pewsey), plus a small part of south-west Oxfordshire (including Faringdon) and a very small part of Gloucestershire.
  2. You can find your local Post Office using their Post Office Branch Finder tool which includes details showing their opening and closing times. Using a Post box. Small quantities of letters can be posted in agreed Royal Mail Post Boxes using a meter posting envelope which we supply. Each meter posting envelope can hold 30 letters and you can use.
  3. You may be asked to post your sample in one of over 35,000 specially selected Royal Mail priority postboxes. You can find more information and your nearest priority postbox on the Royal Mail website. What the test involves. The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud.
  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have any of these symptoms you should self-isolate and get tested.

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms

You need to get a test in the first five days of having symptoms. No testing should be done after day five, unless it’s for a specific reason agreed on a case-by-case basis by local microbiologists.

Everyone over the age of three who is showing symptoms can be tested.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must stay at home until you get your result.

How can I get a test if I have symptoms?

You must book an appointment below to take the test:

  • at a testing site near you and get your result within 72 hours
  • with a home test kit

Where can I get a test?

You can get a test in Wirral at the places listed below. Symptoms only tests are available as walk-ins at the Birkenhead, Bebington, Liscard and Heswall local testing sites, however we recommend you book to guarantee a timeslot. If you are attending one of the Mobile Testing Units (MTU) you must book beforehand. Please check below for details.

You must book an appointment if you need a test at all other sites in Wirral. Some testing centres are open temporarily, so please check the opening dates.

LocationOpening hoursDo I need an appointment?
Hamilton Building car park
Conway Street
Birkenhead
7 days a week
8am to 1:30pm
Walk-ins are available at this site, however, we recommend you book to guarantee a timeslot.
Book a test
Car park off Civic Way
near Civic Centre and Police Station
Bebington
7 days a week
8am to 1:30pm
Walk-ins are available at this site, however, we recommend you book to guarantee a timeslot.
Book a test
Car park off Seaview Road, near Liscard Community Facility Complex7 days a week
8am to 1:30pm
Walk-ins are available at this site, however, we recommend you book to guarantee a timeslot.
Book a test
Heswall Library7 days a week
8am to 1:30pm
Walk-ins are available at this site, however, we recommend you book to guarantee a timeslot.
Book a test
Europa Leisure Centre, Birkenhead

Wed 15
to Sun 18 April

Tue 20
Wed 21
April

Fri 23
to Mon 26 April

Wed 28
to Fri 30 April

10am to 3pm

Yes, you must book an appointment to get a test.
Book a test
Liverpool Airport, Manchester Airport or Haydock7 days a weekYes
Book a test
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Home testing

Home test kits can be delivered to someone’s door so they can test themselves and their family without leaving the house.

You may be asked to post your sample in one of over 35,000 specially selected Royal Mail priority postboxes. You can find more information and your nearest priority postbox on the Royal Mail website

What the test involves

The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud.

You can do the swab yourself (if you are aged 12 or over) or someone can do it for you. Parents or guardians have to swab test children aged 11 or under.

COVID-19 Test and Trace service

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or been identified by NHS Test and Trace as having been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may receive a text from Wirral Council, saying it’s from “Wirral MBC”.

This message will ask you to make sure you and your household are isolating and signpost you to information about how to get help with isolation if you are eligible.

Privacy information

Contact us

All testing communications will be sent from [email protected]. Please use this email address if you have any questions about the testing process.

Postcode district boundaries:

Coordinates: 51°29′53″N1°54′29″W / 51.498°N 1.908°W
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Swindon
Post towns10
Postcode districts23
Postcode sectors113
Postcodes (live)14,362
Postcodes (total)21,374
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The SN postcode area, also known as the Swindon postcode area,[2] is a group of eighteen postcode districts in England, within ten post towns. These cover north Wiltshire (including Swindon, Chippenham, Calne, Corsham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Melksham and Pewsey), plus a small part of south-west Oxfordshire (including Faringdon) and a very small part of Gloucestershire.

Coverage[edit]

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode districtPost townCoverageLocal authority area(s)
SN1SWINDONSwindon town centre south of the railway line, Old Town, southwest suburbsSwindon
SN2SWINDONSwindon town centre north of the railway line, inner suburbs to the north and northwest including Upper Stratton and KingsdownSwindon
SN3SWINDONSwindon east suburbs, Stratton St Margaret, South MarstonSwindon
SN4SWINDONRoyal Wootton Bassett, Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Broad Hinton, Wroughton, Chiseldon, Liddington, Wanborough, Hinton ParvaSwindon, Wiltshire
SN5SWINDONWest Swindon, Lydiard Millicent, PurtonSwindon, Wiltshire
SN6SWINDONHighworth, Cricklade, Shrivenham, Watchfield, Ashton Keynes, Ashbury, Bishopstone, Castle Eaton, Hannington, Idstone, Marston Meysey, LeighSwindon, Wiltshire, Vale of White Horse
SN7FARINGDONFaringdon, Stanford in the Vale, Uffington, Longcot, Fernham, Buckland, Great Coxwell, Little Coxwell, Littleworth, Shellingford, BuscotVale of White Horse
SN8MARLBOROUGHMarlborough, Ramsbury, Mildenhall, Aldbourne, Axford, Burbage, Baydon, Great BedwynWiltshire
SN9PEWSEYPewsey, Upavon, EnfordWiltshire
SN10DEVIZESDevizes, Market Lavington, RowdeWiltshire
SN11CALNECalne, Heddington, HilmartonWiltshire
SN12MELKSHAMMelksham, Bowerhill, Seend, Broughton GiffordWiltshire
SN13CORSHAMCorsham, Box, NestonWiltshire
SN14CHIPPENHAMChippenham (west), Marshfield, Kington St Michael, Hullavington, Luckington, Grittleton, Yatton Keynell, Biddestone, ColerneWiltshire, South Gloucestershire
SN15CHIPPENHAMChippenham (east), Bromham, Sandy Lane, Lacock, Burleaze, Pewsham, Monkton Park, Foxham, Dauntsey, Seagry, Christian Malford, Bradenstoke, Sutton Benger, Lyneham, Draycot Cerne, Cleverton, Little Somerford, Langley Burrell, Great Somerford, Brinkworth[3]Wiltshire
SN15CORSHAMnon-geographic[4]
SN16MALMESBURYSherston, Malmesbury, Crudwell, MinetyWiltshire
SN25SWINDONSwindon outer north suburbs including Haydon Wick and Priory Vale; Blunsdon St AndrewSwindon
SN26SWINDONBlunsdonSwindon
SN38SWINDONNationwide Building Societynon-geographic[5]
SN99SWINDONnon-geographic[5]

The SN25 and SN26 districts were formed out of the SN2 district in 1999.[6]

Map[edit]

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SN postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BA, BS, GL, OX, RG and SP postcode areas.
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See also[edit]

Local Postboxes Residential

References[edit]

  1. ^'ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes'(ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, 'Code-Point Open'. OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^'SN15 postboxes'. edwardbetts.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^'New sectors and localities to 14 December 2012'(PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 20 December 2012. Archived from the original(PDF) on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  5. ^ ab'Non Geographic Codes'(PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original(PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  6. ^'Royal Mail Postcode Update 30'. Beacon Dodsworth. Retrieved 22 April 2017.

External links[edit]

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