COVID-19 Support for individuals

Coronavirus testing in Pendle

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you need to isolate and get a PCR test as soon as possible. The symptoms are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

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.

Mobile testing units

Rainhall Road Car Park, Barnoldswick BB18 6AH

Time 10am - 3pm

  • Sunday 1 August
  • Monday 2 August
  • Tuesday 3 August
  • Wednesday 4 August
  • Monday 9 August
  • Tuesday 10 August
  • Wednesday 11 August
  • Monday 16 August
  • Tuesday 17 August
  • Wednesday 18 August
  • Monday 23 August
  • Tuesday 24 August
  • Wednesday 25 August
  • Monday 30 August
  • Tuesday 31 August 

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

Time 10am - 3pm

  • Thursday 29 July
  • Friday 30 July
  • Thursday 5 August
  • Friday 6 August
  • Sunday 7 August
  • Thursday 12 August
  • Friday 13 August
  • Thursday 19 August
  • Friday 20 August
  • Thursday 26 August
  • Friday 27 August
  • Saturday 28 August
  • Sunday 29 August

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