Coronavirus testing in Pendle

Published Tuesday, 28th July 2020

Anyone in Pendle can now get tested for coronavirus

You do not need to have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Getting tested will help identify people who may not have symptoms but who have the virus. This helps to prevent coronavirus from spreading because those tested will know if they need to self-isolate.

The three ways to get tested

1. Mobile testing units

There are four mobile testing units in Pendle. They are open for testing from 11am until 6pm at the following locations on the following days:

Former Fairground Site, Carr Road, Nelson BB9 6DG

  • 30 July
  • 31 July
  • 1 August
  • 2 August
  • 6 August
  • 7 August
  • 8 August
  • 12 August
  • 13August
  • 14 August

Rainhall Road Car Park, Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick BB18 6AH

  • 30 July
  • 31 July
  • 1 August
  • 2 August
  • 6 August
  • 7 August
  • 8 August
  • 12 August
  • 13 August
  • 14 August

Colne Primet Academy, Dent Street, Colne BB8 8JF

  • 3 August
  • 4 August
  • 5 August
  • 9 August
  • 10 August
  • 11 August
  • 15 August
  • 16 August

Adult Learning Centre, Glen Way, Brierfield BB9 5NH

  • 3 August
  • 4 August
  • 5 August
  • 9 August
  • 10 August
  • 11 August
  • 15 August
  • 16 August

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

If you need a test, please do not just turn up – you must book an appointment. Appointments go live around 8.30pm the night before.

You do not need to have symptoms to book a test in Pendle. Please continue with your booking despite the NHS website’s advice on who can get a test.

When asked 'What is your reason for getting a test?' Please select 'Other'

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

2. Community drop-in testing sites

The drop-in sites run from 10.30am to 3pm and are here:

  • in Nelson town centre outside Pendle Rise
  • outside Brierfield Community Centre. They run from 10.30am - 3pm

You do not need to book to attend the drop-in sites.

3. Home testing kits

If you can’t attend a test site in person, request a free home testing kit

If you live with someone with symptoms, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started, as it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.

Contact NHS 111 online for healthcare advice

There is more information about coronavirus on our Coronavirus web page