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Let’s Keep Pendle Safe - extra testing for Covid-19

Published: Friday, 21st May 2021

Photo of Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Council

Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Council

Pendle Council’s Leader, Councillor Nadeem Ahmed said: "There will be extra testing capacity for Covid-19 in Pendle from today Friday 21 May.

“Mobile Testing Units will be in both Colne, on Cross Skelton Street car park and in Barnoldswick at the Rainhall Road car park from 10am until 3pm daily.”

Local residents can book a COVID-19 test using the national online portal or by calling the NHS on 119

People in Pendle do not need to have symptoms to get tested.

 “We’re encouraging people to book a test via our website which has been updated with the additional dates.

“This surge testing is a precautionary measure due to the increase in the rate of infection in neighbouring Burnley and the rise in the variant from India in parts of Lancashire,” explained Councillor Ahmed.

 “We are also urging our residents who are eligible for the vaccine to please take it up as it will help to protect them and people in our community.

“Anyone who didn’t take up their invitation due to Ramadan have not missed out – it’s not too late to book a vaccination.

“With the lifting of more restrictions and the increase of cases in Lancashire, we are asking people to keep taking care.

“Please keep following the Government advice about hands, face, space, fresh air and get vaccinated. 

“The message we want to get across loud and clear is: Let’s Keep Pendle Safe,” he stated.

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