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PCR testing for Covid-19 is available to anybody in Cumbria at a range of locations.
To book an appointment visit: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

You can also Call 119 if you have problems using the internet (line open 7am - 11pm)

Where can I get a test?

Testing is available 7 days a week at a range of fixed sites and mobile testing units.


You can book Mobile Testing Units here:
https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

Confirmed locations for MTU:
 

Ambleside
Rothay Holme HGV/PSV Park, Rothay Holme, Rothay Road, LA22 0HQ.
January 2022: Tue 25, Wed 26
February: Tue 1, Wed 2, Tue 8, Wed 9, Tue 15, Wed 16, Tue 22, Wed 23

Barrow (BAE)
Waterfront Car Park at the Resolution Building, Michaelson Road,
Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2TF
January 2022: Daily Sat 2 – Mon 31 inclusive
February:  Daily Tue 1  – Mon 28 inclusiv​​​​​​​e

Egremont (RUFC)
Egremont RUFC, Bleach Green, Egremont, CA22 2NL
January 2022: Fri 28, Mon 31 
February: Fri 4, Mon 7, Fri 11,  Sun 13, Fri 18, Mon 21, Fri 25, Mon 28 

Haverigg
Millom RUFC - Millom LA18 4GY
January 2022: Thu 27, Mon 31
February: Thu 3, Mon 7, Thu 10, Mon 14, Thu 17, Mon 21, Thu 24, Mon 28​​​​​​​

Kirkby Stephen
Upper Eden RUFC Westgarth road, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4TF
January 2022: Wed 26, Fri 28, Mon 31
February: Wed 2, Fri 4, Mon 7, Wed 9, Fri 11, Mon 14, Wed 16, Fri 18, Sat 19, Mon 21, Wed 23, Fri 25, Sat 26, Mon 28​​​​​​​

Lillyhall
County Council Highways Depot Parking Services, 1 Joseph Noble Rd, Workington, CA14 4JH
January 2022: Sat 29, Sun 30
February: Sat 5, Sun 6, Sat 12, Sun 13, Sat 19, Sun 20, Sat 26, Sun 27 

 

Carlisle Lake District Airport
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA6 4NZ

 

Site open every day 8am-6pm

To book an appointment or for more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
or by calling 119


This walk-through coronavirus testing facility is situated on the overflow car park on Griffin Street, between Allerdale House and Workington Leisure Centre.

Site open every day 8am-6pm
You should book your test here: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test 
or by calling 119

Testing is available for everyone, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities. 


The Whitehaven site is located at Castle Meadows Car Park.

Site open every day 8am-6pm
You should book your test here: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test 
or by calling 119

Testing is available for everyone, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities. 

The walk-through coronavirus testing facility at Cecil Street Car Park in Carlisle is open 8am to 6pm every day (it has moved to the back of the car park). 

Use the Postcode CA1 1NX

You should book your test here: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
or by calling 119

Testing is available for everyone, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.

Please Note: The video below was created when this site was previously located at Carlisle Castle - however this still gives a useful brief overview of how the testing process works at the Cecil Street Car Park site.


The walk-through coronavirus testing facility in Penrith is located at Sandgate Car Park, CA11 7TP

Appointments available every day between 8am – 6pm.

You should book your test here: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test 
or by calling 119

Testing is available for everyone, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities. 
 


This Barrow walk-through coronavirus testing facility is situated at:
Town Hall Courtyard on Cornwallis Street, LA14 2LD

Site open every day 8am-6pm
You should book your test here: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test 
or by calling 119

Testing is available for everyone, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities. 


The coronavirus testing facility is located at:
The car park at Kendal Leisure Centre Car Park
Burton Rd,
Kendal
LA9 7HX


Site open every day 8am-6pm
You should book your test here: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test 
or by calling 119

Testing is available for everyone, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities. 

(Please note: This site has replaced the previous Busher Walk site.)
 


Visit: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
to view and information and decide if a self test kit will be appropriate for you.
You can then apply for the tests using the GOV.UK link featured on this webpage.

Useful guides:

coronavirus home test: step-by-step guide
coronavirus test guide: how to test on a child 

Accessibility Note : If you require any of these documents in an alternative format please contact: enquiries@northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk 

For more information, please visit the Government's booking site:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested

Phone number for the national testing service: 0800 915 9965


Lateral Flow Testing


Lateral Flow Testing is a key part of the national strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as lockdown restrictions ease. Lateral Flow tests are for people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. The tests are available to order as below.

The test helps identify people who have the virus and are infectious but don’t know it. The Government expanded the test programme so that everyone in England is being offered two free lateral flow tests per week. 

If you get a positive LFT you must self-isolate and follow the national advice, but have a confirmatory PCR test as soon as possible.

How to get your test kits

Home Delivery Lateral Flow Test kits can be sent directly to your home. One box containing 7 tests will be provided per order. Order online

Pharmacy Collection Points All pharmacies across the county have home testing kits available for collection. Two boxes each containing 7 tests can be collected at any one time.
Find your nearest pharmacy

Community Lateral Flow Testing and Collection Points There are 12 Lateral Flow Test and Collection sites across the county set up with fully trained staff to facilitate on site Lateral Flow testing while you are there and also help show you how to test and hand out Lateral Flow Home kits to take away.
Find Community Testing sites

PCR Testing Collection Points PCR testing sites are open in the afternoons, usually 2.30pm-8pm.
Find your nearest collection point

How does the lateral flow home testing work?

  • Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 carry the virus but do not have symptoms.
  • Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others.
  • The test involves taking a swab sample from the back of your throat and from your nose.
  • A result will be available in 30 minutes.
  • The test kit pack contains all of the information you will need to take the test.
  • The results must be registered to the national NHS system which is secure and confidential.

In addition to the testing sites explained above, there is also a range of other testing activity underway.

Drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans are now able to get free COVID-19 tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU at various sites in the UK, supported by the Department of Health and Social Care.

These ‘haulier advice sites’ are situated at motorway service stations and truck stops and most of them offer COVID testing facilities.

Please note the sites are specifically for drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans heading to any port crossing to France who must display proof of an authorised negative COVID test, conducted within 72 hours prior to travel.                                                                                                  

The sites based in Cumbria include Junction 38 Services (testing 6am to 10pm) and the Carlisle Stobart Truck Stop (Junction 44) (testing 4am to 10pm).

The full list of sites, including details of COVID Testing hours, can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/haulier-advice-site-locations and a locations map is also shown below.

Drivers and crew are being strongly advised to get a negative test before they travel to Kent or other Channel crossing points. Lateral flow devices are being used at these sites that provide results within the hour.
As well as delivering testing, staff at the sites can also provide guidance on new border processes after the EU transition and check whether drivers have all the right paperwork they will require.

More information is available here.


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