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New collection points for free COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test kits

Published: 07/07/2021

Keeping Flintshire safe.jpgPeople across Flintshire will now be able to pick up free lateral flow COVID-19 home testing kits from more locations across the county.

About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still infect others.

Getting tested regularly is the only way to know if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading. 

LFD tests will be available for collection at the following Aura libraries and leisure centres from today (07/07/21).

Broughton Library (CH4 0QQ): Mon and Wed 9am-1pm and 2pm–5pm / Thurs 2pm–6pm / Fri 2pm – 5pm / Sat 9am – 1pm.

Buckley Library (CH7 2EF): Mon, Wed and Fri 9am-5pm / Tues and Thurs 9am-6pm / Sat 9am-1pm.

Connah’s Quay Library (CH5 4HA): Mon and Tues 9am-6pm / Wed, Thurs and Fri 9am-5pm / Saturday 9am-1pm.

Flint Library (CH6 5AP): Mon, Wed and Fri 9am-5pm / Tues and Thurs 9am-6pm / Sat 9am-1pm

Holywell Library (CH8 7UZ): Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri 9am-5pm / Tues 9am-6pm / Sat 9am-1pm.

Mold Library (CH7 1AP): Mon and Thurs 9am-6pm / Tues, Wed and Fri 9am-5pm / Sat 9am-1pm. 

Mobile Library Service – see here for dates and times of scheduled visits 

Jade Jones Pavilion Flint (CH6 5ER): Sun 1pm-4pm.

Free rapid COVID-19 tests are now available to collect at pharmacies.   Find out if a pharmacy near you is offering this service  

  • From Monday 12 July, the COVID-19 testing locations at Deeside Industrial Estate and Connah’s Quay, Civic Hall will no longer offer lateral flow self-testing kit collection. These sites will open for PCR testing only from 8am-8pm, seven days a week. 

These new collection points are in addition to: 

Flintshire Connects offices:  Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm 

• Buckley (CH7 2EF)

• Connah's Quay (CH5 4HA)

• Flint (CH6 5BD)

• Holywell (CH8 7TD)

• Mold (CH7 1AP)

The LFD tests can provide results in around 30 minutes.  Instructions on how to use the tests and record the results are included with the kits.

If you are unable to collect testing kits in person, you can?order them for home delivery at

Please do not use an LFD test if you are experiencing any of the main symptoms of COVID-19: a new continuous cough; a high temperature; loss of or change to sense of smell or taste.  Self-isolate immediately (along with the rest of your household) and book a PCR test at

You can also get a free PCR test if you have a wider range of flu like symptoms, without having to self-isolate while you are waiting for your result to come back. Find out more about these wider symptoms at