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Coronavirus: Update on walk-in, symptom-free test centres

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Some changes to opening times at walk-in symptom-free test centres have taken effect from this week. The rapid Lateral Flow Tests are available for people who do not have symptoms.

Lateral Flow Test

Lateral Flow Test

From now, opening times at walk-in symptom-free test centres are:-

  • Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT (test, collect tests, or both)
    • Tuesdays–Saturdays 8am–4pm
  • The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG (test, collect tests, or both)
    • Mondays 8am-6pm
    • Wednesdays 8am-6pm
    • Thursdays 8am-6pm
    • Saturdays 8am-4pm
      (Out of these hours, please collect tests from library)
  • Halo, Craven Arms Community Centre, Newington Way, Craven Arms SY7 9PS (collect only)
    • Mondays 11.30am–7.30pm
      Fridays 8am–4pm
      (Out of these hours, please collect tests from main reception)
  • Stage Door, Aston Street, Wem, SY4 5AY (test, collect tests, or both)
    • Mondays 11.30am–7.30pm
    • Wednesdays 8am-4pm
    • Saturdays 9am–3pm
  • Raven House, 129 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 3AH (test, collect tests, or both)
    • Mondays to Fridays 8am–5pm
  • The Victoria Centre, Victoria Road, Oswestry SY11 2HT (test, collect tests, or both)
    • Mondays to Fridays 8am–5pm
  • Old Police Station Tudor Way, Shifnal TF11 8DJ (test, collect tests, or both)
    • Mondays to Fridays 8am-5pm


Everyone in England is now able access two rapid coronavirus tests a week, after an extension of the Government’s testing programme.

The Lateral Flow Test kits, which can provide results in around 30 minutes, are available to collect for free at many locations.

Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said:-

“Regular testing for people without symptoms is an important tool, alongside ‘hands, face, space, vaccinations and fresh air’, in allowing us to move safely forward as we ease out of the third Lockdown.

“People can take a test or collect their LFT home test kits at many locations across Shropshire, including libraries, sport centres and pharmacies. If you’re unable to collect a kit in person, you can order them for home delivery. To find out more visit https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/rapid-testing-in-shropshire/. Please do keep checking our website for further updates before attending.

“We’re also encouraging anyone who collects a home testing kit to complete a test on site to gain an understanding of what they need to do.”

People with COVID-19 symptoms should NOT take a rapid test. Instead, please stay at home and book a PCR test online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119.    

Self-isolate for 10 days if you or any member of your household receive a positive test. Self-isolate for longer if your symptoms do not go away