The Civic Centre reception in Poulton is closed to visitors. You can still call us on 01253 891000 or e-mail: mailroom@wyre.gov.uk

Lockwood Surgery remains open for patients, and the civic centre will be hosting appointment only vaccination clinics. Please wear a face covering in all parts of the building.

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Testing for those who are symptom free

Coronavirus testing is now being offered in Wyre to those without symptoms.  We currently have two lateral flow testing centres where people without symptoms can drop in to get a rapid COVID-19 test result in under 30 minutes.

The opening hours are as follows:

Poulton YMCA Leisure Centre:

  • Monday 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9am-5pm
  • Thursday 9am-5pm

Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall:

  • Friday 9am-7pm

Do not put others at risk. If you have symptoms, then you must not attend this centre, which is strictly for those that are symptom free. Do not attend if you have symptoms or have come into contact with anyone suspected of having coronavirus. If you have symptoms  follow this guidance

Type of test

Rapid ‘lateral flow tests' are used which give results within 30 minutes, without needing to send them to a laboratory.

Who can get tested at this centre?

People without symptoms of coronavirus. It is recommended that you get tested twice a week to help stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Do I need to book?

No, it is a walk in centre. Lateral flow testing devices are used with results given in around 30 minutes. The centre is open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

You just need a mobile number or email address to register when you arrive. You do not need to wait at the centre for your results, you will be text or emailed your results.

The test

A swab (similar to a big cotton bud) is used to take a sample from inside the nose/throat. It does not hurt, and takes seconds. The sample is added to the lateral flow testing device to detect COVID-19.

Requirement

Symptom-free testing is currently voluntary, but it will help people to make informed decisions to help keep themselves and their families safe, and help protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19.

It is estimated that around one in three people might not display symptoms but are still infectious. In order to bring the rates down, it is vital to break the chain of infection and repeated testing may help us do that.

Testing positive

Those who test positive must:

  • Return home and self-isolate immediately. You will need to self-isolate for 10 days. 
  • Make sure you travel straight home if you receive a positive result and do not visit any shops, services or other houses, as you could put others at risk
  • Inform everyone in your household or bubble that they must self-isolate

Testing negative

A negative test result from a rapid test does not prove you are free from COVID-19. Not all cases are picked up, as these tests are not as accurate as laboratory ones, especially when it is early in the infection. 
Do not change your behaviour - stick to national guidelines:  Wash hands regularly, use a face covering in public and keep 2 metres apart.

Self-isolation

If you are required to stay at home, you can find information from the NHS about self-isolation and on our website You may also be entitled to financial support. If you have to self-isolate and do not have help from friends or family help is available through our Wyre Together Hub.

Businesses who want to set up mass testing in their workplace

You can register your commitment and sign up to the community mass testing in your workplace by completing the online form on Lancashire County Council’s website

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