You must start self-isolating immediately if you have:
Anyone you live with, or who is in your bubble, must also self-isolate until you get your result.
If you don’t have these symptoms, but you feel unwell in any way, we advise booking a PCR test to rule out COVID-19. When booking, select the option 'My local council asked me to get a test' when prompted. You don’t have to self-isolate before you get your test result.
If you have problems using the online service, call 119 to book an appointment.
Our PCR testing centres are open seven days a week and are located at:
Broughton: Car park, Devonshire Street, Salford, M7 4RF - 8am to 8pm
Cadishead: Car park, Martens Road, Cadishead, M44 5AH - 11am to 4pm
Eccles: Car park, John William Street, Eccles, M30 0NG - 11am to 4pm
Salford University: Humphrey Booth House, 1 Hulme Place, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4PF - 8am to 8pm
Swinton: Former school site, Shaftesbury Road, Swinton, M27 5SZ - 8am to 8pm
Walkden: Depot car park, Chestnut Avenue, Walkden M28 7EE (drive-through only) - 11am to 4pm
Please do not go to a test centre without booking an appointment as you will not be able to get tested. You must drive, walk or cycle to the site. If getting to a test centre is a problem, please order a home testing kit.
If you have difficulty visiting a testing centre, you can order a free home testing kit.
The step by step guide to ordering a free home testing kit can be found on the government website:
Everyone should wear a face covering, except children under the age of three. You must also bring a confirmation email or text message of your appointment (printed out or on your phone).
The Department of Health and Social Care has created a video to explain how test centres operate. It includes what to expect at the site, how to take the test, how you’ll get your results and more.
Watch ‘visiting a local testing site’ video
Watch how to take a combined throat and nose swab for COVID-19
Help is available via telephone should you have any difficulty completing the online booking process.
Call 119. Lines are open 7am to 11pm.