COVID-19 testing available in Skelmersdale this week

COVID-19 testing available in Skelmersdale this week

A military mobile testing unit will be based this week from Wednesday 8 July to Sunday 12 July 2020 from 10.30am to 3.30pm to provide testing for any West Lancs residents who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

They will be based at: West Lancashire College, Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6DX.

Testing to this site will be available to members of the public travelling by foot or vehicle. However, please note that face coverings must now be worn when travelling on public transport.

For any members of the public displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and wanting to apply for a test, please visit the NHS.uk dedicated COVID-19 testing site alternatively you can dial 119.

Testing is not available to anyone under the age of five years old.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

Further information on COVID-19 symptoms and what to do if you display symptoms are available here.