Testing update in Blackburn with Darwen

Published Thursday 20 August 2020 at 13:26

Blackburn with Darwen is doing more testing for Coronavirus than almost any other area in England but more local people are being asked to play their part and come forward.

In fact, to try and avoid a full lockdown, everyone in the borough is now being encouraged to get tested, you don’t need to have symptoms of coronavirus.

You can request a home kit to be posted out to you, or attend the borough’s mobile testing facilities or the permanent site at Old Bank Lane outside Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Mobile testing is once again available on the car park at Witton Park Academy where it will operate 11am-6pm seven days a week.

The move comes following feedback that the Witton Park site was more accessible and well used.

As at August 20, testing is currently also still available at Corporation Park situated close to the gatehouse on Preston New Road operating from 10.30am-3:30pm.

To get tested you will just need to register beforehand online or call 119. It takes about 5 mins to do.

If attending one of the testing facilities, once registered you will get a code. Please take this with you so staff can attach it to your test.

Anyone driving to a test site is reminded to keep their car windows closed until the staff ask you to open them.

Parents and carers will be asked to administer to children under the age of 11.

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