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 new venue across from TKMaxx in the shopping centre.
The new site, opens on 12 May 2021 from 9am - 4:30pm Monday to Saturday, and is easy to find - just across from TKMaxx in the shopping centre.
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 at Preston Market and Moor Park Avenue are now closed
Community testing is available at Quwwat Education Centre, Peel Hall Street, PR1 6QQ - Monday to Thursday between 11am and 4pm, no appointment needed
Appointment only testing is available at Moor Park Avenue as well as on the University of Central Lancashire campus, Vernon Street Car Park
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.