Locals might have noticed some activity in recent days in the car park off Eastgate / Dowry Street in the centre of Accrington. This is the location for a new walk-through COVID-19 test centre. Work starts on Monday 2 November 2020, with the site expected to be operational from 7 November.
Testing will be strictly by appointment only from nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. Appointments will be available from 8:00am to 8:00pm, 7 days a week.
Cllr Miles Parkinson, OBE said; “With covid-19 rates still growing, I’m pleased that this testing facility is being created, so that anyone in Hyndburn with symptoms hopefully doesn’t have to travel too far for a test. We cannot give a definite timescale for how long the test centre will be here, but it is likely to be for several months. Tests are available for anyone who has developed any of the main symptoms: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste. It’s vital for the safety of our community that anyone with symptoms gets a test and self-isolates. The Hyndburn Hub can support anyone who needs it, including with food and essential supplies.”
If you have any concerns or questions, please do get in touch, let us know and we will try and help, including taking any concerns to those in charge of the test site where appropriate. You can either telephone us via 01254 388 111 or email us at Food_Team@hyndburnbc.gov.uk