There has been an extension to the rapid turnaround, lateral flow testing in Blackburn town centre for town centre staff.
All staff will be able to turn up and get a Covid-19 test at King George’s Hall between 10.00am and 6.00pm from Monday 4th January 2021 and Friday 8 January 2021 – as part of efforts to get the virus under control in the borough.
Known as a Lateral Flow Test, the results for these can be given in around 30 minutes, as they don’t need to go to a laboratory for testing. Up to a third of people may display no symptoms, but are still infectious.
The tests are not compulsory, but people are encouraged to get a test as they can help to break the chains of transmission in areas like Blackburn with Darwen and help to bring down infection rates – and restore some normality to our Borough.
This new testing programme is being co-ordinated by the Lancashire Resilience Forum, and involves logistics support from the army. It is part of the government’s national drive to continue to increase testing.