Kirkcowan – What's Going On?

Expansion of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing

As of May 18th, testing is for people who are symptomatic and over the age of 5 years old and household members of those experiencing symptoms. The symptoms have been recently updated by the four UK chief medical officers and now include;

> A new continuous cough
> A fever
> Anosmia (a loss or changed sense of normal smell or taste)

Tests can be booked through the UK Government’s on-line system if you are a key worker or live with one:

Otherwise you can book a test through the NHS website:

Tests will be conducted at five regional drive-through test sites in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth and at mobile test sites. If you cannot access the online booking portal then please call 0300 303 2713.

The current schedule of locations for the Mobile Testing Units for the week beginning Monday 25th May can be seen on the SRN COVID-19 information hub:

Please note that this schedule is subject to change in dates and operating hours – to see the most up to date locations of your nearest MTUs you should check the booking portal. When you go through the booking process you will be asked for your home postcode and a list of your nearest test sites will be displayed.