Covid-19 testing site opens in Leyland

Posted on - 6th October, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News
NHS Covid-19 local test centre in the council's Civic Centre car park on West Paddock, Leyland
NHS Covid-19 local test centre in the council’s Civic Centre car park in West Paddock, Leyland

A new NHS Covid-19 test centre has been opened in Leyland this week.


The site, located at the South Ribble Borough Council’s headquarters at the Civic Centre, opened on Sunday (4 October).

Read more: 109 new Covid-19 cases in Preston as Public Health England explains data delay

Only people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 are allowed to be tested, and all appointments must be booked in advance.

Bookings can be made via the NHS website or by calling 119.

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It is believed the centre could be open between three and six months.

The station comes following residents expressing concerns over difficulties accessing tests when needed.

Just last month, community testing facilities in Preston were closed to people outside of the city council area due to high demand.

Read more: Where Preston’s coronavirus hotspots are for latest available positive cases data

The Lancashire regional test centre has now also moved to South Ribble. It is currently at the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale; previously it was at Preston’s College.

Read more: Coronavirus testing site closes in Fulwood as new facility opens in Walton-le-Dale

Pre-booked appointments are also needed for this drive-through centre.

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