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

Home testing kits are available for collection daily between 2:30pm and 8pm.

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

We're 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 (test, collect or both)
    Tuesday–Saturday 8am–4pm  

  • The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG (test, collect or both)
    Monday 8am-6pm
    Wednesday 8am-6pm
    Thursday 8am-6pm
    Saturday 8am-4pm
    (Out of these hours please collect from library)
  • Halo, Craven Arms Community Centre, Newington Way, Craven Arms SY7 9PS (collection only)
    Collect only 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 (test, collect or both)
    Monday 11:30am–7:30pm
    Wednesday 8am-4pm
    Saturday 9am–3pm 
  • Raven House, 129 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 3AH (test, collect or both)
    Mondays to Fridays 8am–5pm 

  • The Victoria Centre, Victoria Road, Oswestry SY11 2HT (test, collect or both)
    Mondays to Fridays 8am–5pm 

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

Available for collection from Monday 12 April

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.

Local libraries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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