Marland Hill Community Primary School

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Home testing kits available for people in contact with school children

As part of the government’s roll out of regular testing to support the return to school for all pupils, testing packs for those in regular, sustained contact with school children are now available for collection from the following testing centre locations in the borough:

  • Rochdale - in the car park at Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwistle Road, Rochdale OL16 2HZ.
  • Middleton - in the marquee on the Market Place Car Park next to Middleton Arena, Old Hall Street, Middleton M24 1AG.
  • Heywood - Heywood Civic Centre, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood OL10 1LW.

They can be collected any day 13:30 – 19:00, no booking required. The intention is that more locations are going to be added and we will share details of this once they are known.

The packs contain 7 tests for use at home and it is recommended that you are tested at least twice a week.

Any individual who has sustained contact with school children is eligible for these packs, that includes:

  • Households of school children
  • Members of support bubbles
  • Childcare providers
  • Those in related occupations where they come into sustained contact with school children

You can still attend regular FAST Testing at one of our many sites across the borough if you do not wish to take up the home testing offer. Find out more at

Regular testing is still really important as we continue to live with Covid-19 and the vaccine is being rolled out.

If anyone has symptoms they must book on to a PCR test by dialling 119 or visiting