Council plea: Don't come into our building for coronavirus testing

Bosses at South Ribble Borough Council have issued an urgent plea to people who need a Covid test.

By Catherine Musgrove
Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 3:45 pm

Confusion on where the walk-in PCR test centre is has meant those who suspect they have the virus have been entering council offices in West Paddock, Leyland, rather than the dedicated marquee on the car park.

>>>Click here to read about the testing centre in Leyland.

On a Facebook post this afternoon (January 5), the council wrote:

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The testing station in the car park of South Ribble Borough Councl's headquarters

"Hi everyone,

"We have had a few people entering the Civic Centre in Leyland thinking that it is the location of the #COVID19 testing centre.

"The test centre is located on the car park to the side of the Civic Centre. Please if you are looking for a test, do not enter the building and instead go to the test centre entrance on the car park. Thank you!"

The semi-permanent testing station - which must be pre-booked - was established following difficulties reported by residents in getting access to a test when they need one.

A drive-through option is available at the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale.