Coronavirus testing has just become easierPublished Monday, 19 April 2021
Do your bit – get tested and keep those you’re meeting up with safe
Coronavirus testing is helping to stop the spread of the virus. 1 in 3 people don’t have symptoms and can pass the virus on without knowing. Regular rapid testing is a quick and easy way you can play your part and help stop the spread.
Everyone can now access rapid coronavirus testing and the Government is encouraging people to take a test twice a week. Now that we are able to meet up with more people outside, it’s more important than ever to get tested as a way of protecting those you plan to see – even if you’ve had your vaccine.
There are lots of ways you can access test kits:
- You can collect home testing kits at your local test site during specific test collection time windows.
- There is now a new ‘Pharmacy Collect’ service, where people aged over 18 without symptoms can visit a participating local pharmacy and collect a box of 7 rapid tests to use twice a week at home - find your nearest site.
- Many business now offer workplace testing programmes, on-site or at home.
- Through your school or college.
- You can also get tested at our lateral flow test centres at Poulton YMCA and Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall.
Remember that if you do have symptoms you must self isolate immediately and book a PCR test through the NHS. Do not visit a lateral flow test centre or a collection point.
To find out more visit www.wyre.gov.uk/testing