Preston has plenty of capacity and the success of the service and our ability to return to a more normal life, relies on everyone playing their part and doing the right thing.
Note: Following the discovery of a new 'Liverpool Variant' people with symptoms of a common cold or headache (as well as the traditional symptoms of COVID-19) may be infected.
If you are feeling unwell or are in doubt please get tested immediately.
You can now book a test via NHS 119 or the government's website and select that option to say: 'the council have asked you to get a test'.
People working in Preston City Centre can also get a rapid test at the Harris.
You can also get a test by phoning 119, but you must make an appointment and you must have symptoms.
GOV.UK has guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.
Preston's community testing sites are now closed, this includes the testing centre at Preston Market and Moor Park Avenue.
A testing site is available on the University of Central Lancashire campus, Vernon Street Car Park by appointment only.
A drive-through coronavirus testing site is available by appointment only at Walton-le-Dale Park and Ride. Testing will be carried out on a section of the Park and Ride site, which is based by the Capitol Centre.
These sites are not operated by Preston City Council. Please call NHS 119 to book a coronavirus test or complete the online form.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or feel unwell please get tested as soon as possible.
Where practical please avoid the use of taxis or public transport to attend a testing site.
You may be asked to self-isolate for a number of reasons including a positive test for you, someone in your household, if you've been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service or whether you are experiencing coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
For more information on the importance of self-isolating as well as accessing the Test and Trace Support Payment for people on low income who are required to self-isolate, please visit our self-isolating page.