Mobile Testing For More Key Workers

Mobile testing for COVID-19 will now be available for more residents of Dumfries & Galloway.  At the same time, testing for health, social care and Council staff continues to be delivered by the NHS at their testing sites in Dumfries and Stranraer.

However, other key workers (including food chain, transport, delivery, essential manufacturing, etc – full list at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested/pages/who-can-be-tested/), those older than 65 years of age, and household members of these groups can be tested at one of the mobile testing units that are being staffed by the army throughout Dumfries & Galloway.

Having been in Stranraer over the weekend, the unit will now be available at the Mountainhall Treatment Centre in Dumfries on Wednesday this week, and then will be travelling around the region.

Anyone who falls into one of the categories above, and has symptoms of COVID-19 can book an appointment on the Scottish Government website (https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/).

As samples are tested in Glasgow results will take a few days to be returned, and staff in NHS Dumfries & Galloway are unable to access test results before you have received your result back – please do not phone asking for results as we are unable to help.

The locations of the mobile testing unit will be advertised in advance via social media and local press / media routes.

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