Surge vaccines and testing is being ramped up in the Ribble Valley as the Delta variant continues to spread.

The council are urging people to get vaccinated as the programme has this week moved to anyone aged 25 and over.

Vaccines are also available for the extremely vulnerable, clinically vulnerable, people with a learning disability, people who live or work in care homes, health and social care workers, and people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from Covid-19.

They can be booked through the NHS website or through Healthier LSC who are operating the pop-up vaccination centres across the county.

People in the Ribble Valley are also being asked to take a PCR test, whether they have symptoms or not in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus.

Tests are available at the test centre at the Edisford Road car park, Clitheroe, or the pop-up PCR test centre at the Longridge Civic Hall car park from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Lateral flow tests are available, allowing people to rapid test themselves twice a week to see if they are infectious.

The tests can be picked up from Clitheroe Lateral Flow Testing Centre outside the Council Offices in Church Walk is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

There are also pop-up centres which operate at Longridge Civic Hall from noon to 6pm on Tuesdays and Fridays and Whalley Village Hall from 9am to 4pm on Tuesdays.

The North West has seen a surge of infections because of the newest variant, with Lancashire and Greater Manchester receiving enhanced support in test and vaccinations from the Government.

You can book a PCR test at or by phoning 119.

You can book a vaccination at or