A mobile coronavirus testing unit will be based in Skelmersdale on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 August from 10.30am to 3pm to provide testing for any West Lancs residents who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
This 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. The latest information on where people are required to wear facecoverings is here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own.
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. Translation services are available on this number. You must book in advance in order to get a test.
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.
A permanent testing site is also available in Haydock, and tests can be booked through the NHS.uk dedicated COVID-19 testing site. Alternatively you can dial 119.