ALL residents in a borough aged 18 and over have been urged to book a coronavirus test.

Every adult in Burnley has been asked to take on even if they do not have any symptoms.

The town will have two centres in operation this month and currently has a case rate of 670.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Cllr Mark Townsend, leader of Burnley Council, said: “The UK’s chief medical officers issued a statement saying that the NHS risks being overwhelmed within January and we are now in national lockdown.

“I am calling on all residents over the age of 18 to book a test, even if you don’t have symptoms.

"One in three people have the virus but don’t get symptoms.

These carriers of the virus are much more likely to let their guard down and pass it onto relative or a friend that could end up in hospital as a result. We all need to follow the guidance and stick to the rules. If we do that, we will reduce rates of infection.

"I know this is tough for everyone. If you are worried about the financial impact of self-isolation, there is help available.”

Tests can be booked online through

The is a test centre in the town on Centenary Way (opposite Burnley bus station) open from 8am to 8pm.

A Mobile Testing Unit at King Street, Whitham Car Park will operate from 10am to 3pm between January 11 and 13, between January 18 and 20 and between January 27 and 29.