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Mobile Testing Returns to Highland Perthshire

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This week mobile testing for COVID-19 returns to Highland Perthshire to give local people the chance for an accurate understanding potential symptom.

Starting off in Pitlochry today (November 22), NHS Tayside will be at the Atholl Road Car Park from 10am – 4 pm to test local people.

The dates this week can be found in this table below:

NHS Tayside is encouraging anyone with symptoms to take a test to see if they should take measures to stop the spread of the virus.

A spokesperson for NHS Tayside said: “The mobile testing units offer lateral flow testing and are available for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 – a new continuous cough, loss or change in sense of smell or taste or fever. 

The 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.”

For anyone who missed the chance to test themselves on any of these days, there are other options available.

NHS Tayside’s spokesperson explained: “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.”

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

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