• Savannah Mayo

Sheffield COVID Testing Sites

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

Testing is a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 in our city and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus, we need your help. In order to encourage more people to get tested for us to combat the spread of the virus in our city, we have been making testing easier and more accessible for people to get a test. We have increased our current offer of testing sites in Sheffield and continue to explore more ways in which we can support our communities to get tested and stay safe. If you are showing any of the following symptoms of Covid-19, however mild, you need to get tested as soon as you can:

  • A high temperature

  • A new, continuous cough

  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

To make it clear, people should only book a test if they have symptoms of Covid-19. If you have coronavirus symptoms, you need to get a test done within the first 5 days of having symptoms. If you have symptoms you must also self-isolate at home and only leave your home to get a test. If you have symptoms call 119 or follow the testing information on the NHS website www.nhs.uk/coronavirus to arrange a test. Alternatively, you can attend one of the test centres listed below. The following testing centres are now available in Sheffield to help people across the city access testing more easily. Sheffield Regional Testing Centre Location: A drive-through testing site Is based at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in the overspill car park in plot 7. How to book: An appointment is required. To book a test online, go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or to book a test by phone please call 119. When you can visit: Testing will be available to the public between 8.00am to 8.00pm open 7 days a week. Tip: Bring your mobile phone with you if you have one, including photo identification such as a driving licence or passport.

Results: You must remain in your car during your visit. There will be someone on-site to register everyone onto the NHS Track and Trace portal. Most people will get their test results the day after taking the test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours. Sheffield Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) Location: A Mobile Testing Unit is based at Milton Street Car Park, Broomhall, S3 7WQ (previously at Olympic Legacy Park). How to book: To book a test online, go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or to book a test by phone please call 119. Do not attend the site without an appointment, you will be turned away if you do not have a booking. When you can visit: Open 7 days a week from 11am to 3pm.

Tip: You will need to wear a face covering during your visit to the site including when you travel to and from the centre. You might like to bring hand sanitiser and a pack of tissues with you. Social distancing must be observed at the site so please stay at least 2 metres apart from other people. Results: There will be someone on-site to register everyone onto the NHS Track and Trace portal. Most people will get their test results the day after taking the test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours. Local Testing Sites (LTSs) Location: The Sharrow Local Testing Centre is based at Alderson Road Car Park, Sharrow, S2 4LG (down the road from London Road Pharmacy).

Location: The Darnall Local Testing Centre is based at Station Road Car Park, Darnall, S9 4JT.  How to book: To book a test online, go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or to book a test by phone please call 119. We do accept walk-ins so you can attend without an appointment. When you can visit: Operating hours are 8am-8pm. Local Testing Sites are open 7 days a week. Tip: You will need to wear a face covering during your visit to the site including when you travel to and from the centre. You might like to bring hand sanitiser and a pack of tissues with you. Social distancing must be observed at the site so please stay at least 2 metres apart from other people. Results: There will be someone on-site to register everyone onto the NHS Track and Trace portal. Most people will get their test results the day after taking the test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours.



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