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Coronavirus: Visiting

Visiting suspended (from 00.01am on Friday, July 2nd 2021)

We are working hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect staff, patients and visitors from becoming seriously ill.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to temporarily pause the limited pilot roll-out of visiting to our wards at New Cross, Cannock Chase and West Park hospitals.

We can appreciate this may be frustrating for the family and friends of patients, but we can assure you that it is the safest precaution to take at this time. 

This pilot was not introduced in Children’s, Maternity and Neonatal services. 

We will be reviewing the cases in the community on a weekly basis and will update you via our website and social media feeds. 

Services are unaffected and will continue to run as normal. All scheduled appointments will continue as normal, unless patients have been individually contacted and told otherwise.

Anyone who is coming in for an appointment is asked to wear a face mask and social distance as well as taking a lateral flow test.

We would also encourage everyone to book a vaccine by calling 119 or visiting NHS - Covid Vaccine.

Where Can I Go For a Free COVID-19 Test?

There are numerous testing sites you can go to for your test. 

The sites in Wolverhampton are;

  • New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton Rd, Heath Town, Wolverhampton, WV10 0QP
    The pop up site is located near the entrance of A34 (Eye Referral Unit) and close to the entrance of Outpatients and Maternity. 
    The opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am-4pm.

  • The Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, WV1 1SH
    The opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am-2pm
    Free parking is available at St Peter's Car Park off Wulfruna Street for people attending the Civic Centre for a test, and free parking for Blue Badge holders is widely available around the Civic Centre.

  • Jamia Masjid Bilal, 58 Newhampton Road, WV6 0AA
    The opening hours are 10am-7pm daily.
  • Ashmore Park Hub, 82 Griffiths Dr, Wolverhampton WV11 2LH
    The opening hours are 9am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday.
    Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

You can find out the nearest site to you at Rapid lateral flow test sites and collection sites

You can also collect free home test kits from;

  • The Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, WV1 1SH
    The opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am-2pm
    Free parking is available at St Peter's Car Park off Wulfruna Street for people attending the Civic Centre for a test, and free parking for Blue Badge holders is widely available around the Civic Centre.

  • Ashmore Park Hub, 82 Griffiths Dr, Wolverhampton WV11 2LH
    The opening hours are 9am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday.
    Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

  • Bilston Market and Wolverhampton Market
    Between 8.30am and 2.30pm weekdays and 8.30am-4pm on Saturdays.
    Please note, Wolverhampton Market is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Bilston Market is open Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

  • WV Active
    Home test kits will also be available for those visiting WV Active facilities at Bert Williams, Aldersley and Central during their opening hours.

  • PCR test centres
    PCR test centres at Showell Road, Blakenhall Resource Centre, Whitmore Reans Library, Faulkland Street car park, and Mountford Lane car park, Bilston between 2.30pm and 8pm daily.

  • Wolverhampton Swim and Fitness Centre
    Home test kits will also be available for those visiting Wolverhampton Swim and Fitness Centre in Wednesfield during their opening hours.

There are also many pharmacies you can collect a home test kit from. Please use the Test Site Finder to find your nearest location.

If you are visiting a patient at Cannock Chase Hospital, please see where you can get a free rapid COVID-19 test on the Staffordshire GOV website.

If you live out of the Wolverhampton borough, visit the GOV website to find out where you can get a rapid COVID-19 test.

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