Latest figures released for Liverpool’s mass testing programme

As coronavirus rates in Liverpool have continued to decline gradually this week, Liverpool City Council have released the latest figures from the mass testing pilot.

Mass testing has seen tens of thousands of people tested across the city using lateral flow tests, which give results quicker than other methods.

Liverpool was chosen as a pilot area for the tests, which the government believes could provide a path to mass testing, because of its high coronavirus rates.

However, Liverpool’s rates are now not among the very highest in the country, although they are still higher than average.

The latest figures released show from November 6 – 14, 69,643 people have been tested using the lateral flow tests while 46,014 people have been tested using the PCR tests.

People taking lateral flow tests usually get the results back within the hour while the PCR tests usually take between 12 and 24 hours to return results.

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Unlike antibody tests, both lateral flow and PCR tests can only detect if the virus is currently present in the body and not if a person has previously been infected with coronavirus.

The two methods of testing combined have meant 115,657 Liverpool residents have so far been tested as part of the government’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ mass testing pilot in the city.

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As a result, 528 positive tests have been discovered using the lateral flow tests.

Speaking earlier this week, mayor Joe Anderson praised the city’s population for what he said was a solid level of take up for the tests.

He thanked those who had already taken part, and asked people to get tested again after seven days.

Liverpool coronavirus testing

If you are asymptomatic (without symptoms) you can get tested at the following locations which will be open from 7am to 7pm each day.

Pre-bookings are no longer being taken and you can go to any of the centres below. You just need a mobile number to register when you arrive.

  • 15th Fairfield Scout Group, Edge Lane Drive, L13 4AF

  • Aintree Baptist Church, Longmoor Lane, L9 OEH

  • Alder Sports and Social Club, Alder Rd, L12 2AY

  • Bridge Community Centre, Daneville Road, L4 9RG

  • Croxteth Hall, Flint Drive, L12 0HA

  • David Lloyd Liverpool Speke, Speke Road, The Aerodrome, L24 8QD

  • Devonshire Hotel, Edge Lane, Fairfield, L7 9LD

  • Deysbrook Village Community Centre, Deysbrook Way, West Derby, L12 4XF

  • East Wavertree & Childwall Community Association, Dunbabin Road, L16 7QQ

  • Exhibition Centre Liverpool, King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool, L3 4FP

  • Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Ln, L17 1AG

  • Heath Hall Sports & Social Club, Heath Road, L19 4UE

  • Invisible Wind Factory, Regent Road, L3 7DS

  • Lee Jones Centre, Limekiln Lane, L5 8SN

  • Lifestyles Alsop1 Walton Village, Walton, L4 6RW

  • Lifestyles Austin Rawlinson, Conleach Road, Speke, L24 OTR

  • Lifestyles Croxteth, Altcross Road, L11 0BS

  • Lifestyles Ellergreen, Carr Lane, L11 2XY

  • Lifestyles Garston, Long Lane, Garston, L19 6PE

  • Lifestyles Park Road, Steble Street, L8 6QH

  • Lifestyles Walton, Walton Hall Park, L4 9XP

  • Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium, Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH

  • Liverpool Hope University Sports Centre, Hope Park, Taggart Ave, L16 9JD

  • Liverpool Tennis Centre, Wavertree Sports Park, Wellington Road, L15 4LE

  • LJMU IM Marsh Sports Hall, Holmefield Road, L19 3PE

  • Merseyside Caribbean Centre, 1 Amberley Street, Merseyside, L8 1YJ

  • St Hilda’s Parish Hall, Kingsmead Drive, L25 0NG

  • St Johns Shopping Centre, St George’s Place, L1 1LY

  • St Luke’s Church, West Derby, Princess Drive, L14 8XG

  • St Stephen’s Parish Centre, Belle Vale Road, L25 2PQ

  • University of Liverpool Gym, Bedford Street North, L69 7ZN

  • Woodlands Community Centre, Woodlands Square, L27 5RZ

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