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 9th 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 are unable to collect testing kit in person, you can order them for home delivery.

People with symptoms of COVID-19 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 COVID-19 Testing Centre
    Shirehall overflow car park (opposite the White Horse Pub), London Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6NS
  • Oswestry Covid-19 Testing Centre
    Beatrice Street car park, Oswestry SY11 1QW
  • Ludlow Smithfield Car Park
    25 Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RN

Home testing kits are available for collection daily between 2.30pm - 8pm

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

We are also encouraging anyone who collects a home testing kit to complete a test on site to gain an understanding of what you need to do. 

  • Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT 
    Tuesday – Saturday – 8am – 4pm  

  • The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG 
    Monday – Friday – 8am – 6pm  
    Saturday & Sunday – 8am – 4pm

  • Halo, Craven Arms Community Centre, Newington Way, Craven Arms SY7 9PS 
    Collect from the LFT:
    Monday – 11.30am – 7.30pm 
    Friday – 8am – 4pm
    Out of these hours please collect from main reception.

  • Stage Door, Aston Street, Wem, SY4 5AY
    Monday – 11.30am – 7.30pm
    Wednesday – 8am – 4pm
    Thursday – 8am – 4pm
    Saturdays – 9am – 3pm 

  • Bridgnorth Community Centre, Severn Street, Low Town, Bridgnorth WV15 6BB
    Mondays – Fridays – 8am – 5pm 

  • Raven House, 129 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 3AH 
    Mondays – Fridays – 8am – 5pm 

  • The Victoria Centre, Victoria Road, Oswestry SY11 2HT 
    Mondays – Fridays – 8am – 5pm 

Available for collection from Monday 12 April

Pharmacies

Several Shropshire pharmacies also offering in person testing, as well as collection. Several Tests can be booked online using  www.1centralhealth.co.uk/shropshirelft  

Local libraries

  • Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AS
    Monday to Friday – 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday – 10am – 1pm
    Sunday – CLOSED

  • Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
    Monday  to Friday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday – 10am – 1pm
    Sunday - CLOSED 

  • Whitchurch Library, High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1AX
    Mondays & Tuesdays: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Wednesday – CLOSED
    Thursdays & Fridays – 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturdays – 10am – 1pm
    Sunday – CLOSED 

  • Market Drayton Library, Cheshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 1PH
    Mondays - Wednesdays: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Thursday – CLOSED
    Friday - 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday – 10am – 1pm
    Sunday - CLOSED

  • Ludlow Library, Parkway Lane, Ludlow SY8 2PG
    Monday - Wednesday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Thursday – CLOSED
    Friday - 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday – 10am – 1pm
    Sunday – CLOSED

  • Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street, Bridgnorth WV16 4AW
    Monday - Wednesday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Thursday – CLOSED
    Friday – 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturday – 10am – 1pm
    Sunday – CLOSED

  • Church Stretton Library, Church Street, Church Stretton SY6 6DQ
    Monday & Tuesday – 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Wednesday – CLOSED
    Thursday & Friday - 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
    Saturdays – 10am – 1pm

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

Leisure Centres

Please collect your home testing kits from the reception areas

  • Church Stretton Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury Road, Church Stretton SY6 6ER
    Monday – 9am – 10pm
    Tuesday – 9am – 10pm
    Wednesday – 7.30am – 10pm
    Thursday – 9am – 10pm
    Friday – 7.30am – 10pm
    Saturday & Sunday – 9am – 1pm

  • SpArC Bishops Castle Leisure Centre, Brampton Road, Bishops Castle SY9 5AY
    Monday: 4pm – 9pm
    Tuesday: 7am – 9pm
    Wednesday: 4pm – 9pm
    Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
    Friday: 7am – 6pm
    Saturday: 9am – 1pm
    Sunday: 9am – 12:00pm

  • Much Wenlock Leisure Centre, Farley Road, Much Wenlock TF13 6NB
    Monday and Friday: 7am – 8.15am and 4pm – 9pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 7am – 8.15am and 4pm – 10pm
    Saturday: 7am – 5pm
    Sunday: 7am – 4pm

  • Roman Road Sports Centre, Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9DW
    Monday to Thursday: 5pm – 10pm
    Friday: 5pm – 8pm
    Saturday: Opening times vary, please contact the centre
    Sunday: Opening times vary, please contact the centre

  • Idsall Sports Centre, Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal TF11 8PD
    Wednesday – 5.30pm – 10pm
    Saturday – 9am – 3pm
    Sunday – 9am – 3pm