Mobile Testing in Pitlochry Moves to Dunkeld During Tourist Season

The mobile testing van which usually attends Pitlochry on a Monday is moving to Atholl Street Car Park in Dunkeld, with a view to returning to Pitlochry at the start of October.

As restrictions have eased, the car park in Pitlochry has become too busy to host the mobile testing van – particularly during the high tourist season. NHS Tayside have identified Atholl Street Car Park as a temporary location, while looking for a new location in Pitlochry.

Updated timetable for mobile COVID-19 testing sites in Perth & Kinross: 

Day Time 
Atholl Street Car Park, Dunkeld Monday10am-4pm 
Aberfeldy Community Fire Station Tuesday 10am-2pm 
Atholl Street Car Park, Dunkeld Wednesday 10am-4pm 
Davie Park, Blairgowrie Thursday 10am-4pm 
Auchterarder Fire Station Friday 10am-4pm 
Kinross Fire Station Saturday 10am-4pm 
Perth Community Fire Station                 Sunday 10am-4pm 

The mobile testing sites are walk-in and there is no need to book an appointment. However, to make the process quicker, you can book in advance and pre-register your details by phoning 119.   

In addition to the mobile testing vans, there are other ways for people in Perth & Kinross to get tested. 

Permanent testing venues 

Testing is also available every day from 8am to 8pm for anyone whether you have symptoms or not at the following locations. People can book a test via nhsinform.scot or by calling 119. 

  • Thimblerow Car Park 
  • Broxden Park and Ride 

Collect a test 

You can also collect a rapid test kit (LFD) from the permanent testing venues. LFD kits to self-test at home are now also available from community pharmacies. People can find out which pharmacies are taking part by going to NHS inform, following a link and entering their postcode.

The testing sites are safe and secure, with strict hygiene measures in place. Staff on site will support people through the testing process which involves self-administering a swab test. Full instructions will be provided. Testing is quick and easy with results communicated to people by text message 24 to 48 hours after the test.

Anyone who receives a positive PCR test result will be asked to self-isolate. Dedicated support is available to anyone who needs to self-isolate, including food packages and financial support. Further advice and information on what support is available for people who need to self-isolate is available from www.nhsinform.scot or www.taysidecares.co.uk

More information on the testing programme is available at www.covidtayside.scot.nhs.uk and www.taysidecares.co.uk.

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