COVID -19 Information


Letter - Positive Case in School 16th January

Letter from the LA 12th January 2021




Rapid community coronavirus testing

As a Tier 3 locality, Bury has welcomed the opportunity to take part in rapid testing in some community settings. The approach in Bury and the rest of Greater Manchester is not to offer population-wide testing but targeted testing in key settings where we know the virus spreads more easily such as adult social care settings including supported living and care homes or where there is greater exposure such as high risk occupations and also to support schools. We will be rolling out this programme in the new year. This new rapid test uses a Lateral Flow Device (they look a little bit like a pregnancy test) to process the result. This is a new type of test that is quick and safe to use. These rapid tests don’t need to be processed in a laboratory and results are available in around 30 minutes. This test aims to identify people who do not have coronavirus symptoms but do have the infection and therefore could pass the virus on to others without knowing it. If an individual receives a positive result having taken the test, even if they don't have symptoms - meaning they are asymptomatic - they must then self-isolate and reduce the risk of passing on the virus. The individual will be recommended to take a second confirmatory test either by attending one of the walk-through or drive-in centres in Bury, or requesting a kit to be delivered to their home - online at gov.uk or by calling 119.

And speaking of testing…

If you have any of the three most common symptoms of coronavirus - a high temperature, a new

continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - we urge you to get tested, thus

protecting yourself and the people around you.

We are committed to making sure that everyone in Bury who needs a test for COVID-19 gets

one. Please get tested within the first 3-5 days of symptoms.


Full list of testing options:

• Walk-through testing centres (no appointment needed) at the Mosses Centre and Chesham Fold (open 10am-3pm, Mon-Fri)

• Drive-through testing (by appointment) at Waterfold Business Park

• Department for Health and Social Care testing centres (by appointment):

o Great Eaves Road test site, Great Eaves Road, Ramsbottom, BL0 OPX (open 8am-8pm, Mon-Sun)

o The former Radcliffe Pool car park, Blackburn Street (open 8am-8pm, Mon-Sun)

o Whitefield Library, Pinfold Lane, Whitefield (open 8am-8pm, Mon-Sun)

o The Metro Christian Centre, 13 Parkhills Road (8am-8pm Mon-Sat)

o Longfield Centre car park (via Rectory Lane), Prestwich (open 8am-8pm, Mon-Sun)

• Tests at regional sites/home test kits are also available.

How to book

With the exception of our walk-though testing centres where no appointment is needed, people

requesting a test need to book an appointment in advance. The way you book an appointment varies

by location as the testing sites are run in different ways by different providers. You can find all the

information you need on booking and testing generally in one place:

https://www.bury.gov.uk/coronavirus-testing or call 0161 253 5515.





This is available at the bottom of the page to download



 Letter from the Local Authority regarding Self-isolation





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