Milngavie: New walk-through Covid test centre opens today (Friday)

A new Covid-19 walk-through testing centre is due to open in Milngavie today (Friday, May 14).

New walk-through covid test centre Milngavie

The testing centre at Milngavie Rail Station car park brings the number of walk-through sites in Scotland up to 48.

The aim is to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.

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It will be run by the UK Government which provides around two thirds of all daily tests .

Scotland also has eight drive-through testing sites and 42 mobile units plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab which is working round the clock to process samples.

Tests for the new walk-through centre at Milngavie must be booked in advance at: www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or by calling 0800 028 2816.

People should only book a test if they have coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste) or have been instructed to do so by a clinician or NHS contact tracer.

Lateral Flow Test Kits are now available for pick up without an appointment at the majority of local walk-in or drive-through test sites from 3.30pm each day.

Tests can also be ordered online or by phone on 119.

For more info and to order a test kit online, visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)