CORONAVIRUS mobile testing units in Nelson and Barnoldswick will stay open until Friday July 31.

The decision follows a spike in Covid-19 infections in Pendle.

Tests are being carried out from 10.30am to 3.30pm and people who’ve got a test booked can come by car or on foot.

The mobile testing unit at the former fairground site on Carr Road, on the border of Nelson and Barrowford and on Rainhill Road car park in Barnoldswick will stay in place for the rest of the month.

Borough residents wanting tests can heck Pendle Council’s website for details and follow the link to the Government testing webpage.

They can also book a test by calling the COVID hotline on 119. July.

People need to book a test rather than just turn up.

Appointments go live around 8.30pm the night before on the Government's coronavirus testing webpage

Pndle Council leader Cllr Mohammed Iqbal said: "Anyone with symptoms must self-isolate for 7 days from the point their symptoms started.

“If you live with someone with symptoms, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started, as it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.

"And if you have symptoms, it's very important to stay at home, get yourself tested and follow the advice from the NHS Test and Trace service.

“We must all play a part by following the safety advice for Pendle to help us reduce the spread.

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Lacnashire County Council's director of public health, said: "It’s really important to stay alert to the risks. We should all do what we can to limit the spread of infection."