Testing for people with symptoms
PCR testing is available for people who are showing symptoms of Covid-19.
PCR testing units are located at:
- Nelson Street in Lancaster
- Junction 34 park and ride
Appointments must be booked in advance here: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.
Lateral flow tests
Everyone is being advised to take a regular, rapid coronavirus test twice a week.
Rapid testing detects cases quickly, meaning positive cases can isolate immediately.
- You can drop in for a test at any of our community venues (PDF, 173KB) (no appointment necessary) and also collect kits for home testing.
- A new ‘Pharmacy Collect’ service has also launched, where people aged over 18 without symptoms will be able to visit a participating local pharmacy and collect a box of 7 rapid tests to use twice a week at home.
Find out more about your nearest venue on the NHS website.
Test and Trace
Lancaster City Council now has a greater role in reaching out to residents in the district who have either tested positive for coronavirus or been in contact with someone who has.
Residents who have been identified as 'contacts' by someone who has tested positive, and who have not been successfully reached by the national system, will be contacted by us. They will be advised of the need to self-isolate in line with national guidelines.
What do I need to do if I am required to self-isolate?
For the latest information on what to do if you are required to self-isolate, see the NHS website: NHS - test and trace if you've been in contact with a person who has coronavirus.
Self-isolation support payment
If you have been asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service, you may be entitled to a support payment of £500.