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Covid testing available for everyone in Preston

Testing kit with coronavirus germ

We are hosting free, asymptomatic covid-19 testing for everyone at a new site located opposite the entrance to TK Maxx in the Fishergate Centre.

Taking these lateral flow, rapid tests at regular intervals provides reassurance to employers, employees, and their customers that businesses and organisations are taking all necessary actions to keep everyone safe.

Packs of testing kits will also be available to collect for use at home so that households can keep up with regular testing.

What do I need to do?

No booking is necessary, but please bring any relevant work ID.

The testing site will now operate from a unit opposite the entrance to TK Maxx in the Fishergate Centre, making it more accessible to city centre workers and shoppers alike. 

If your result is positive you must self-isolate.

Testing Site opening hours

The testing site is open Monday to Saturday, from 9am - 4.30pm.

How often should I go?

Regular testing is really important, so you are encouraged to attend every 3 - 5 days.

Why should I get tested?

According to Government as many as 1 in 3 individuals with coronavirus may not display any symptoms. With some essential businesses still open this can create workplace outbreaks and put people at risk.

By getting regular rapid tests new cases can be quickly identified and isolated. These quick and easy tests will also help members of the public feel confident to continue visiting essential businesses such as shops.

Please note: Following the discovery of the E484K variant in Preston, people with symptoms of a common cold or headache (as well as the traditional symptoms of COVID-19) may be infected.

If you are feeling unwell or are in doubt, please get tested immediately by calling NHS 119 or booking via the government's website and selecting the option 'the council have asked you to get a test'.

Please note: you must wear a face covering and at busier times there may be a queue. Do not attend the Fishergate Centre if you are experiencing symptoms - please register via GOV.UK - get a free NHS test to be tested immediately.

Map address for the Fishergate Shopping Centre

Fishergate Shopping Centre, Fishergate, Preston, PR1 8HJ.

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