Do I have Omicron? The 5 places in Oldham where you can get a free PCR test
Date published: 30 December 2021
You can get a PCR test if you are displaying symptoms
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, you can take a free PCR test in Oldham which will confirm if you have the virus.
The latest data in Oldham shows a 96% increase in positive cases compared to the previous week. There were 2966 cases in the week 19-25 December.
This equates to a rate (per 100,000) of 1248, which is now higher than the national average of 1100.
If you are displaying any of the following symptoms, you should get a PCR test immediately:
- Loss of taste or smell
- High temperature
- New, continuous cough
The following symptoms have been reported with the Omicron variant:
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain
You are encouraged to book an appointment online however, walk-ins are also accepted at Honeywell Centre, Peel St and Higher Memorial Park.
- Higher Memorial Park, Failsworth, M35 9DE
- Honeywell Centre, Hadfield Street. Hathershaw, OL8 3BP
- Peel Street in Chadderton, OL9 9JX
- Prince Street, Oldham Mumps Tram Station Car Park
- Southgate Street Car Park (next to Oldham Library), OL1 1DN
You must bring a confirmation email of your appointment (printed out or on your phone) and ID. You must also wear a face covering when attending the sites.
If you are unable to get a test and have symptoms or suspect you may have coronavirus, you must self-isolate until you are able to get tested.
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