New coronovirus testing centres to split time between Lancaster and Morecambe

Covid-19 testing centres will return to the Lancaster district this week, based in both the city centre and in Morecambe every few days.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 4:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 4:44 pm

The centres, at Nelson Street Car Park in Lancaster, and The Telephone Exchange Car Park in Central Drive, Morecambe, will be open between 10.30am and 3.30pm, by appointment only.

Nelson Street Car Park, in Nelson Street, will be pedestrian only.

Here's when the centres will be open:

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Nelson Street Car Park

Nelson Street Car Park: October 9 - 11, October 15 - 17.

Telephone Exchange, Morecambe: October 12 - 14, October 18 - 20.

Further dates are expected to be released in due course.

Tests must be booked in advance, via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, or by calling 119.

Telephone Exchange Car Park.

Centres are already open in Blackburn, Darwen, Leyland, Nelson and Preston, with more sites currently planned.

Neil Jack, chair of the Regional Co-ordination Group on the LRF, said: "These new testing sites should make it easier for people to get tested by offering regular slots in local areas. You will need to book, rather than just walk in, but this should also help to manage capacity much more.

"People are encouraged to get tested if they're showing symptoms. It's really important that we all work together to tackle the spread in Lancashire.

"And please stay at home if you've been told to, or you've been in close contact with someone who has Covid. You could be fined if you don’t self-isolate when you should be doing.

"We all want our lives to be more normal, and by stopping the spread we can all help each other and do this more quickly."