Shropshire Council

Rapid testing in Shropshire

Where to collect your rapid testing kits

Everyone in England is now able access two rapid coronavirus tests a week from 9 April under an extension of the government's testing programme. 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 lockdown.

The lateral flow kits, which can provide results in around 30 minutes, will be available to collect for free at the below locations. If you're unable to collect a kit in person, you can order them for home delivery.

People with Covid symptoms should NOT take a rapid test. Instead, please stay at home and book a PCR test online or by calling 119.    

PCR testing centres

  • Shrewsbury - Shirehall overflow car park (opposite the White Horse Pub), London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6NS
  • Oswestry - Beatrice Street car park, Oswestry SY11 1QW
  • Ludlow - 25 Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RN

PCR testing centres will no longer be offering Lateral Flow Test home test kits for collection. These will now be available at many other sites across the county. See the list below.

Walk in, symptom-free testing centres – hours will change through April, so please check this webpage before attending

If you’re unsure how to take the test, here is a video demonstrating how to do a lateral flow test

Lateral flow testing sites and home testing kit collection points

Please note some of these sites will be closing in due course as they start to prepare to return to community use as lock down restrictions ease. Many will still be offering collection only.

Bishop’s Castle

  • Bishop’s Castle Library, Enterprise House, Station Street, Bishops Castle SY9 5AQ (Collect only)
    Monday 10am – 2pm
    Tuesday 10am – 5pm
    Wednesday – CLOSED
    Thursday – CLOSED
    Friday 10am – 2pm
    Saturday – CLOSED
    Sunday – CLOSED

  • SpArC Bishops Castle Leisure Centre, Brampton Road, Bishops Castle SY9 5AY (Collect only)
    Monday 4pm – 9pm
    Tuesday 7am – 9pm
    Wednesday 4pm – 9pm
    Thursday 4pm – 9pm
    Friday 7am – 6pm
    Saturday 9am – 1pm
    Sunday 9am – midday


Bridgnorth

  • Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street, Bridgnorth WV16 4AW (Collect only)
    Monday - Wednesday 10am - midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Thursday – CLOSED
    Friday 10am – midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday 10am – 1pm
    Sunday – CLOSED


Church Stretton

  • Church Stretton Library, Church Street, Church Stretton SY6 6DQ (Collect only)
    Monday and Tuesday 10am – midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Wednesday – CLOSED
    Thursday and Friday 10am - midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturdays 10am – 1pm

  • Church Stretton Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury Road, Church Stretton SY6 6ER (Collect only)
    Monday 9am – 10pm
    Tuesday 9am – 10pm
    Wednesday 7.30am – 10pm
    Thursday 9am – 10pm
    Friday 7:30am – 10pm
    Saturday and Sunday 9am – 1pm

Craven Arms

  • Halo, Craven Arms Community Centre, Newington Way, Craven Arms SY7 9PS (Collect only)
    Monday 9am - 7.30pm
    Tuesday and Wednesday 9am - 5pm
    Thursday 9am - 7pm
    Friday 9am - 4pm
    Saturday - CLOSED
    Sunday - CLOSED

Ludlow

  • Ludlow Library, Parkway Lane, Ludlow SY8 2PG (Collect only)
    Monday - Wednesday 10am – midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Thursday – CLOSED
    Friday 10am – midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday 10am – 1pm
    Sunday – CLOSED

  • Ludlow Leisure Centre, Bromfield Rd, Ludlow SY8 1DR (Collect only)
    Monday - Thursday 7am–10.30pm
    Friday 7am-9.30pm
    Saturday – Sunday 7.30am-3.30pm

  • Cleobury Mortimer Sports & Fitness Centre Lacon Childe School Cleobury Mortimer DY14 8PE (Collect only)
    Monday - Friday 4pm-10pm

Market Drayton

  • Raven House, 129 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 3AH (Test, collect or both)
    Mondays to Fridays 8am – 5pm

  • Market Drayton Library, Cheshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 1PH (Collect only)
    Mondays - Wednesdays 10am - midday and 1pm–4pm
    Thursday – CLOSED
    Friday 10am – midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday 10am – 1pm
    Sunday – CLOSED

  • Market Drayton Leisure Centre, Newtown, Market Drayton TF9 1JT (Collect only)
    Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 10pm
    Friday 6:30am - 9pm
    Saturday & Sunday – 8am - 5pm


Much Wenlock

  • Much Wenlock Leisure Centre, Farley Road, Much Wenlock TF13 6NB (Collect only)
    Monday and Friday - 7am - 8:15am and 4pm to 9pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7am - 8:15am and 4pm - 10pm
    Saturday 7am - 5pm
    Sunday 7am - 4pm


Oswestry

  • Oswestry Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury Road, Oswestry, SY11 4QB (Collect only)
    Monday - Thursday 6.30am - 10pm
    Friday 6.30am - 9pm
    Saturday and Sunday - 8am - 5pm

  • Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN (Collect only)
    Monday - Friday 10am - midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday 10am – 1pm
    Sunday - CLOSED

  • Oswestry Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB (Collect only)
    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

  • The Victoria Centre, Victoria Road, Oswestry SY11 2HT (test, collect or both)
    Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm


Shifnal

  • Idsall Sports Centre, Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal TF11 8PD (Collect only)
    Wednesday 5:30pm – 10pm
    Saturday 9am – 3pm
    Sunday 9am – 3pm

  • Old Police Station Tudor Way, Shifnal TF11 8DJ (test, collect or both)
    Mondays to Fridays 8am - 5pm

Shrewsbury

  • The Lantern Library, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 4NG (Collect only)
    Tuesday 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm
    Thursday 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm
    Friday 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm
    Saturday 10am - 1pm

  • Roman Road Sports Centre, Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9DW (Collect only)
    Monday - Thursday 5pm – 10pm
    Friday 5pm – 8pm
    Saturday: opening times vary, please contact the centre
    Sunday: opening times vary, please contact the centre

  • New collection site!
    Shirehall, Column Restaurant, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND (Collect only)

    Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm
    Saturday 10am - 4pm
    As from Monday 17 May:
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am – 8pm and Tuesday and Friday 9am – 5pm
    Saturday – 10am – 2pm

  • Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AS (Collect only)
    Monday - Friday 10am - midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday 10am – 1pm
    Sunday – CLOSED

  • Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT (Test, collect or both) OPERATING UNTIL SATURDAY 15 MAY
    Tuesday – Saturday 8am–4pm

  • Shropshire Local, Darwin Shopping Centre Unit 4/5 Shrewsbury SY1 1PL
    Monday - 9:30am - 5pm
    Tuesday - 9:30am - 5pm
    Wednesday - 9:30am - 5pm
    Thursday - 9:30am - 5pm
    Friday - 9:30am - 5pm
    Saturday - Closed
    Sunday - Closed

Wem

  • Wem Library, High Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5AA (Collect only)
    Tuesday 10am  1pm and 2pm - 4pm
    Thursday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
    Friday 2pm - 4pm
    Saturday 9:30am - 12pm

Whitchurch

  • Whitchurch Library, High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1AX (Collect only)
    Mondays and Tuesdays 10am – midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Wednesday – CLOSED
    Thursday and Friday 10am - midday and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday 10am – 1pm
    Sunday – CLOSED

Pharmacies

Several Shropshire pharmacies are also offering in-person testing, as well as collection. Tests can be booked using the Central Health website. Pharmacies providing home test kits can be found on the NHS website.