COVID-19 Support for individuals

Coronavirus testing in Pendle

Booking a test for a Mobile Testing Unit or Local Testing Station

COVID-19 tests can only be booked on the national online booking portal or by calling 119 if you do not have access to the internet. You cannot book a test in any other way.

If you can't book a test online, or you are offered a location or time that isn't convenient, wait a few hours and then try again. Tests are available each day.

Can I get a test if I don't have symptoms?

Yes. You can book a test even if you don't have symptoms.

The booking system will ask if you have symptoms. Just click "No." You will then be asked a number of questions until you get to one that asks you why you want to book a test. Click the option that says "My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms."

An appointment will then be made for you to get tested.

Mobile testing units

Rainhall Road Car Park, Barnoldswick BB18 6AH

Time 10am - 3pm

  • Monday 10 May
  • Tuesday 11 May
  • Wednesday 12 May
  • Monday 17 May
  • Tuesday 18 May
  • Wednesday 19 May
  • Monday 24 May
  • Tuesday 25 May
  • Wednesday 26 May
  • Monday 31 May

Cross Skelton St Car Park (next to the Union Exchange pub), Colne BB8 9JB

Time 10am - 3pm

  • Thursday 6 May
  • Friday 7 May
  • Thursday 13 May
  • Friday 14 May
  • Thursday 20 May
  • Friday 21 May
  • Thursday 27 May
  • Friday 28 May

Pendle Vale College, Oxford Road, Nelson BB9 8LF

Time 10am - 3pm

  • Saturday 8 May
  • Sunday 9 May
  • Saturday 15 May
  • Sunday 16 May
  • Saturday 22 May
  • Sunday 23 May

Anyone can be tested, including children aged 5 and under and babies.

If you need a test, you need to book an appointment.    

If you can, please go to a mobile testing unit by car.  If this isn’t possible, you can walk in to a mobile testing centre to get your test, as long as you have an appointment.

Book a test now or call the COVID hotline on 119. 

If you get a test at one of these sites, you will usually get your results within 24 hours.

Local Testing Station

There is a Local Testing Station which is open every day from 8am to 12 noon at:

  • the ACE Centre, Cross Street, Nelson, BB9 7NN

You need to book an appointment the same way you would for the mobile testing unit. 

Free rapid Coronavirus tests

Everyone in England, including people without symptoms, can now take a free rapid Covid-19 test twice a week.

Find out where to get rapid lateral flow tests