Covid-19 testing

Testing for people with symptoms

PCR testing is available for people who are showing symptoms of Covid-19.

PCR testing units are located at:

  • Morecambe - Telephone Exchange car park, LA4 4BL
  • Junction 34 park and ride

Appointments must be booked in advance here:


Lateral flow tests

Everyone is being advised to take a regular, rapid coronavirus test  

Rapid testing detects cases quickly, meaning positive cases can isolate immediately.

You can collect them at the following locations:





Morecambe Library

0930 - 1630


Morrison's car park, Morecambe

0930 - 1630


Halton The Centre

Lancaster Library

1300 – 1530

0930 - 1630


Sainsbury's car park (until January 6th, 2022)

Dalton Square (from January 13th, 2022)

0930 - 16:30


Carnforth Civic Hall

Heysham Library

0930 – 1230

0930 - 1630

  • Home testing kits can also be collected at shops across the district, where a Lancaster City Council home testing kit poster is displayed. 
  • 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.