BLACKBURN with Darwen residents without symptoms can now get a rapid coronavirus test at Ewood Park.

The Blackburn Rovers stadium's Darwen End and the town's King George's Hall this week opened for rapid 'smart testing' without appointments.

The two 'walk in' venues offer pregnancy-test style 'lateral flow tests' to all borough residents without symptoms,with results in 30 minutes.

Cllr Mohammed Khan, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: "I’m delighted to see Ewood Park opening as a large community smart testing hub in the borough. Along with our site at King George’s Hall, these hubs mean we can test more people regularly and quickly.

"The message is now if you have to leave your home to work during the lockdown then please start to test regularly to stop the spread of Covid."

The centre at Ewood Park's Darwen End is open from 11am to 6.30pm and the one at King George’s Hall, Blackburn form 10am to 5.30pm.