Halton Trading Standards are making people aware of scam Covid-19 Omicron PCR testing e-mails currently circulating.

Although the Omicron variant maybe new, the way to get a PCR test is the same. There is a not a new NHS testing website link or portal specifically for the Omicron variant.

If required, PCR tests can be ordered from the Government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.

If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline  or 0808 223 1133.