A temporary coronavirus community testing station will be available in Padiham town centre this weekend.

The drop-in centre will be at the doctors' surgery next to the town hall on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm both days.

People seeking tests are asked to attend on foot if possible because of nearby roadworks.

Residents attending do not need an appointment or to be showing any symptoms, but must be aged 18 or over.

Burnley Council leader Cllr Charlie Briggs said: "It's vital that we continue to test, test and test some more to keep on top of the coronavirus and keep the number of positive cases in our borough as low as possible. It's important that we all remain vigilant. We've seen a small increase in the number of positive cases in recent days and the way to keep on top of this is to get tested so we control any spread of the virus."

The Mayor of Padiham, Cllr Howard Hudson, said: “I would urge residents of Padiham to take advantage of the testing facility over this weekend. I also would like to thank residents of Padiham for adhering to the Government guidelines for Covid19, especially during the local lockdown, which does make everyone’s life difficult. However, keeping the virus under control must be our overriding priority. The town council is happy to support this event.”

The community testing station opposite Burnley bus station remains opens seven days a week from 10am to 3pm each day.