Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Council said:
“Hyndburn is pleased to have welcomed two test centres to the borough in the last few days. These test centres have different systems in place and purposes, please familiarise yourself with the information before travelling or booking an appointment.
“We are urging all those with any symptoms to get a test immediately at the drive-in test centre, the walk-in test centre or get a test delivered via post to your home. In addition to this, if you are within walking distance to Hyndburn’s first pop up test centre please call in for a test, even if you have no symptoms.
“This will help NHS Test and Trace isolate localised transmission and prevent the spread of the virus within our communities. Tests for Covid-19 are completely free and it is vital we work together on this.”
Please carefully read the information below
Drive- in Test Centre:
Hyndburn’s drive-in test centre, for those who have symptoms of Coronavirus.
BEHIND Hyndburn Leisure Centre on the top carpark. Henry Street, Church, Accrington, BB5 4EP
Who can go:
People MUST book a slot online prior to visiting this test centre. It is available for people who have one or more symptoms of coronavirus. Symptoms include a temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss in sense of smell or a loss in sense of taste.
How to book:
Book via the online portal: https://bit.ly/2XdCiot or call 119
Please DO NOT ENTER THE LEISURE CENTRE if you are arriving for your test. The test centre is located outdoors on the top car park behind the centre and is NOT within Hyndburn Leisure Centre.
Community Pop-Up Test Centre 1 (Scaitcliffe Community Centre):
The first of Hyndburn’s community pop-up test centres. This test centre is open to anyone in the local area, with or without symptoms and is aimed to serve those in walking distance of the facility.
Scaitcliffe Community Centre, Hannah Street, Accrington, BB5 0QX
Opening hours: 10am – 2:45pm
Who can go:
This test centre is open to anyone with or without symptoms, however we are encouraging those within walking distance to attend as priority.
How to book:
You do not need to book in advance or have an appointment, you can just arrive within the opening hours.
Open to all, with no appointment needed, this test centre is a walk-in facility and all household members within walking distance to attend, even if they are not presenting with any symptoms of Covid-19. This is the first community pop-up test centre in Hyndburn and we are hoping to announce more within our local townships across the borough.
For anyone who cannot get to a test centre and think they may have coronavirus, you can order a test online which is delivered to your house. You can do so via: https://bit.ly/2XdCiot
[please note, opening and closing times of test centres may change for reasons out of our control. We will post updates and announcements on our social media pages as soon as possible if this happens.]