THE leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council Cllr Mohammed Khan has urged people to keep testing for coronavirus.

Rapid tests using lateral flow devices are available from the borough’s two testing hubs: Ewood Park's Darwen End between 8am and 3pm Monday to Friday and King George’s Hall, Blackburn between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. People do not need to book.

Residents can collect rapid test kits from Work at Over Darwen House and King George’s Hall, Blackburn between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday; on Mondays between 10:30am and noon from Little Harwood Community Centre and Accrington Road Community Centre; on Tuesdays between 10:30am and noon from Ivy Street Community Centre, Darwen Valley Community Centre, and Mill Hill Community Centre; and from Greenfields Community Centre Monday to Friday between 9am and 2.30pm.

Testing for people with symptoms is available at the permanent site at Old Bank Lane, outside the Royal Blackburn Hospital. People should register and book online or call 119.

Walk-in testing hubs are available at Blackburn college car park and Railway Road car park in Darwen from 8am to 8pm.

Two mobile units for walk-in tests are available throughout July at Pleasington Playing Fields: (Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm) and Ewood Park's Darwen End Coach Car Park (Thursday to Sunday 11am to 5pm).

Cllr Khan said: “Keep following guidance around testing. We can only get out of this pandemic if we keep working together.”