Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) & where to go for vaccinations

Maintaining the safety of everyone in the district is our top priority and we're working with our partner organisations to closely monitor developments.

Information about how we're responding and the latest guidance

Coronavirus Update

Testing Sites

Testing  

To ensure that PCR testing is available to residents we have a site located at Marl Pitts.  

Please note this is not a walk in test site and you need to book an appointment on the gov.uk site

Marl Pits, Newchurch Road BB4 7SN   September -   27th – 1st October  10am - 3.30pm 

                                                                    October -   4th - 8th -  10am 3.30pm

                                                                                       11th - 15th 10am - 3.30pm

                                                                                       18th - 22nd 10am - 3.30pm

                                                                                       25th - 29th 10am - 3.30pm

Location and times of community testing sites across the borough.

*NB: these may be subject to change depending on staffing levels.  

Community testing offers only Lateral Flow Tests and NO PCR testing

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9am - 12:30pm

Haslingden

Community Link

Bury Road

BB4 5PG

9am - 12:30pm

Bacup

Futures Park

Business Centre OL13 0BB

9am - 12:30pm

Crawshawbooth

Rakefoot Methodist Church

York Street

BB4 8NL

9am - 12:30pm

Bacup

Futures Park

Business Centre OL13 0BB

9am - 12:30pm

Whitworth

The Riverside* Civic Hall

Market Street 

OL12 8DP

1:30 - 4pm

Bacup

Futures Park

Business Centre OL13 0BB

1:30 - 4pm

Bacup

Futures Park

Business Centre OL13 0BB

1:30 - 4pm

Bacup

Futures Park

Business Centre OL13 0BB

1:30 - 4pm

Bacup

Futures Park

Business Centre OL13 0BB

1:30 - 4pm

Bacup

Futures Park

Business Centre

 

Why are we asking everyone to take a PCR test?  

A PCR test is a swab test that goes to a laboratory for testing.  A PCR test is the only way to accurately identify coronavirus and new variants.  

Take a PCR test:  

·         Even if you are vaccinated as you could potentially still spread to people without knowing, especially those who have yet to be vaccinated or fully vaccinated  

·         Even if you recently did a rapid test  

·         Even if you have no symptoms  

·         If you have COVID 19 symptoms  

Anyone who has symptoms of Coronavirus should stay at home and book a free test online https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test  or by phone (call 119) so they can be tested at a testing site or have a testing kit sent to their home.