Symptom-free COVID-19 Testing

Symptom-free testing

Anyone in West Lancashire is now eligible to access free, rapid coronavirus tests for themselves and their families to use twice a week. This includes frontline workers and those in a bubble with children at school or college.

Alongside the rollout of the vaccine, regular testing is going to be an essential part of the easing of restrictions as it will help us quickly suppress the spread of variants. 

To assist with this, West Lancs Council are offering a community collect scheme which will operate from all of our current Asymptomatic testing sites during their opening hours, allowing members of the public to access home testing kits which they can carry out twice weekly in the privacy of their own home. You can also attend any of our Asymptomatic testing sites for a supervised test if you wish.

Don’t forget, you can order home testing kits online if you cannot attend a testing site. Many businesses in Lancashire also offer workplace testing programmes, on-site or at home and those attending high school or college can get test kits there.

Where can I get a test?

You must not attend these sites if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms, please book a test here.

Testing sites will be open at the venues and dates/times below:

Mondays 12:00 - 18:00 (Bank holiday hours - 12pm – 4pm)
The Interchange Burscough Station. Station Approach, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0RZ - Google Maps (external link)

Tuesdays 12:00 - 18:00
8 Wheatsheaf Walks, Burscough Street, Ormskirk - Google Maps (external link)

Tuesdays 12:00 - 18:00
Hesketh & Becconsall All Saints Church Hall, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6SQ - Google Maps (external link)

Wednesdays 10:00 - 16:00
The Concourse Kitchen Concourse Shopping Centre,Southway, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LN - Google Maps (external link)

Thursdays 12:00 - 18:00 
The Interchange Burscough Station. Station Approach, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0RZ - Google Maps (external link)

Fridays:
08:30 - 13:30 - Hesketh & Becconsall All Saints Church Hall, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6SQ - Google Maps (external link)
12:00 - 18:00 - 8 Wheatsheaf Walks, Burscough Street, Ormskirk - Google Maps (external link)

Saturdays 10:00 - 16:00
The Concourse Kitchen Concourse Shopping Centre, Southway, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LN - Google Maps (external link)

Please note, the times and venues of the testing programme may be subject to change. Please keep checking this page for any updates or changes.

What do I need?

You do not need to pre-book. Please wear a face covering and if you a have smartphone, bring this with you to enable you to register when you arrive.

You will also need a mobile phone number or email address to receive the result of your test.

All sites have parking. If you are attending the Wheatsheaf Walks, please use the Town Centre Car Parks.

How long will the test take?

The actual test will take less than 15 minutes to complete.

Read more about symptom-free testing in our helpful FAQS