The council is encouraging everyone in Bolton to take two LFD (Lateral Flow Device) tests a week to help us get back to normal life.

Over the past two months, the council and its partners, along with support from the army, local schools, community groups, volunteers and more have pulled together to bring infection rates down.

However, the public are being urged to take two LFD tests a week to keep this up.

Bolton Council and NHS Bolton CCG are launching a brand-new campaign to show residents just how important regular testing at home is.

They have teamed up with Bolton Wanderers to help kick the campaign off.

Bolton Council consultant in public health, Nicki Lomax, said: “The tests are really easy to use, and you can pick up a pack from local pharmacies and pick-up points or order online to arrive the next day.

“A negative LFD test gives you the peace of mind that when you are taking a break this summer or going to a wedding, you are not putting family, friends or colleagues at risk.

Bolton Council’s executive cabinet member for wellbeing, Cllr Sue Baines, said: “Everyone in Bolton has had to make sacrifices over the past year in order to keep themselves and others safe.

“We know first-hand that regular testing works, so lets all get into the routine of taking two quick tests a week at home and get back to doing the things we enjoy.”

A spokesperson for Bolton Wanderers said: “Bolton Wanderers are right behind the Covid testing drive for our town.

“We want to keep everyone safe and make sure we can all get back to enjoying life to the full including watching live games at the University of Bolton Stadium.

“As in every team we all have our part to play. Do the right thing and get tested.”