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Coronavirus mobile testing in Pendle continues to 31 July

Councillor David Whipp, Deputy Leader of Pendle Council said: “We can all do it for Pendle by helping to reduce the spread. Free tests are being carried out at a mobile testing unit in Barnoldswick at the Rainhall Road car park until Friday 31 July,” he stated.

Check Pendle Council’s website www.pendle.gov.uk/coronavirus for details and follow the link to the Government testing webpage. Or people can book a test by calling the COVID hotline on 119. 

Tests are being carried out from 10.30am – 3.30pm and people who’ve got a test booked can come by car or on foot. And the mobile testing unit at the former fairground site on Carr Road, on the border of Nelson and Barrowford, will continue to be open daily from 10.30am – 3.30pm until Friday 31 July. People need to book a test rather than just turn up.

Appointments go live around 8.30pm the night before on the Government's coronavirus testing webpage www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested
or visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus. They can also be booked on the morning for a test on the same day via the Government’s webpage.

Anyone with symptoms must self-isolate for 7 days from the point their symptoms started.

“If you live with someone with symptoms, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started, as it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear,” explained Councillor Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council. "And if you have symptoms, it's very important to stay at home, get yourself tested and follow the advice from the NHS Test and Trace service,” he said.

“We must all play a part by following the safety advice for Pendle to help us reduce the spread."

This includes wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces from now. More details on the rules people must follow are on Pendle Council’s website: www.pendle.gov.uk/coronavirus. People can contact NHS 111 on-line for healthcare advice.

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, director of public health for Lancashire, said: "It’s really important to stay alert to the risks. We should all do what we can to limit the spread of infection. Please share this advice with your family, friends and work colleagues. It's important that we get the message out and work together to keep our communities safe.”