Residents must try the Government system first before booking through the council-led pilot scheme in Fenton, Burton or Stafford.
People must live in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent to attend, with tests bookable 48 hours in advance and only 100 available each day.
Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s leader, said: "We want to ensure as many people as possible who need a test in the city and county get one and we are working with the Government to actively find ways to increase availability of testing for local people with symptoms.
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"I would also remind people that slots are very limited, so please don’t book a test unless you really need one."
Tests will be carried out at the Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford, with the centre open between 9.30am to 2pm.