Council urges Burnley folk to get themselves tested for coronavirus

More than 1,000 people have been tested in the first four days after a coronavirus testing station was set up in Burnley.
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The facility in Centenary Way (opposite the bus station) is open between 10am and 3pm, seven days a week, and is expected to remain there for the foreseeable future. Test are free and you do no have to be showing symptoms to attend. Testing is open to anyone aged 18 and over.

Burnley Council leader Coun. Charlie Briggs said: "There has been a great response from our residents. They've realised that the best way to get back to some kind of 'normality' and to tackle coronavirus until we have an effective vaccine is to test, test, test.

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"By testing people who are not showing symptoms, we can understand more about the scale of the spread in Burnley. The more we know about the scale, the quicker we can advise people to self-isolate and act to prevent further spread. More testing will also help the Government to decide when the time is right to ease lockdown restrictions.

"The test will show whether you had the virus or not on that particular day and you can, if you wish, come back for repeat tests."