New mobile Covid testing centre in Lancashire

Two new facilities taking books in Fylde

Monday, 1st March 2021, 5:07 pm
Two new testing centres will be touring the Fylde Council area

Two new mobile testing units are to join the fight against Covid-19 in Fylde.

Elswick and Staining village halls will join William Segar Hodgson Pavilion in Kirkham and Rawstorne Sports Centre in Freckleton as mobile testing units.

Testing sites locations for March are:

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William Segar Hodgson Pavilion, Kirkham: March 6, 7, 17, 18, 29 and 30.

Rawstorne Sports Centre, Freckleton: March 3, 4, 11, 12, 23 and 24.

Elswick Village Hall: March 5, 15 and 28.

Staining Village Hall: March 10, 16, 21 and 22.d

Coun Karen Buckley, leader of Fylde Council, said: “We are constantly adding to our testing capacity in order to continue to find and isolate cases of Covid-19 to stop the spread in our borough.

“Case rates have fallen consistently in Fylde in recent weeks, which is really encouraging, but we must continue to increase testing capacity to ensure we drive down the spread of this virus while the vaccine is being rolled out.

“Our teams here have worked incredibly hard to ensure that testing sites are in convenient locations with the addition of the SMART testing sites for key workers and those that cannot work from home.

“As we all work towards the dates on the Government roadmap we must persevere to ensure the four tests are met at each stage of the plan.”

To get a test book through the NHS app or website or by phoning 119.