KNUTSFORD Leisure Centre is being used by the Army as a mobile Covid-19 testing centre again today, April 30.

The armed forces are currently supporting the Department for Health and Social Care in delivering coronavirus testing.

Cheshire East Council confirmed that the Army was using a mobile site at the leisure centre for testing yesterday, and the Ministry of Defence has announced that testing will continue today.

An MOD spokesman said: "Any essential worker or members of their family who display symptoms can now be tested.

"Testing has also been expanded to include anyone symptomatic over 65, or members of their household."

Police reported there are significant traffic delays around Knutsford yesterday because of the Covid-19 testing centre.

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A CEC spokesman added: “The setting up of mobile facilities may happen at short notice and may cause some short-term local disruption.

"The council is supporting the Army, where it can, to minimise any local disruption. 

“The testing is only available to eligible people who must be booked in for testing in advance.”

For advice on getting tested and who is eligible visit

The Churchill Way car park in Macclesfield is also being used for a testing centre.

Key workers and their families (including under-18s) can access testing at one of the local Cheshire sites, by contacting

Other sites are in operation at Leighton Hospital and the Countess of Chester.

To be eligible for testing, you must be in the first five days of Covid-19 symptoms or self-isolating because an adult or child in your household is in first five days of Covid-19 symptoms.

Anyone who attempts to turn up at a testing facility that has not followed the correct booking procedure or fits the eligibility criteria will be turned away, with no exceptions.

More detailed information on the types of workers who are now eligible for testing can be found at