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Everyone in Pendle can now get tested for coronavirus

Published: Friday, 24th July 2020

Cllr Iqbal in Nelson town centre

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal in Nelson town centre

From today (Friday 24 July), anyone in Pendle can 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.

“We are opening up testing to more people and in more places in Pendle,” announced Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council.

“The Government is supporting our efforts by making mass testing available to local people.

“This is a big step forward as it will help to identify people who may not have symptoms but who have the virus.

“This action will prevent coronavirus from spreading because those tested will know if they need to self-isolate.

“Let’s do it for Pendle and get tested. It will play a big part in reducing the spread of Covid-19.”

Mobile testing units are in Nelson on the former fairground site on Carr Road and on Rainhall Road Car Park in Barnoldswick, up to and including Friday 31 July.

You must book an appointment to attend these sites which are open between 10am – 3.30pm. You can do this via 

If you do not want to attend in person for a test, you can request a home testing kit online.

Councillor Iqbal added: “To make sure that as many people as possible can access the testing sites they will be moving to suitable locations across Pendle.

“Please keep checking our website for the latest information.”