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Mobile Covid-19 testing programme continues in Aberdeenshire


By David Porter

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Mobile community testing is continuing to be offered across Aberdeenshire.

Community testing is the name for the testing programme for people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

It is estimated that one in three people with coronavirus do not display symptoms and therefore some people will be spreading the virus without realising it.

Testing without symptoms is entirely voluntarily.

By visiting a Mobile Community Testing Centre and taking the test, residents will be able to better protect their family, colleagues and the wider community by ensuring they are not spreading the virus to others without knowing it.

You can also collect packs of personal test kits from the Mobile Community Testing Centres.

In some places we will be running additional pop-up or Collect Only sites.

Please check the timetable for details of your nearest site.

You do not need an appointment to take a test at a Mobile Community Testing Centre.

You should not attend any of these centres if you:

• Have Covid-19 symptoms

• Have had a positive test in the last 90 days

• Are currently self-isolating as a close contact or are shielding

If you do have symptoms, isolate immediately and book a test via the gov.uk website or call 0300 303 2713.

A spokesperson for the council said: "We use these testing facilities to support NHS colleagues to manage localised outbreaks in the coming weeks, and so locations and times may change at short notice.

"It is important that our system can be flexible to help support a Grampian-wide Covid response.

"Please be aware that testing locations can change at short notice – please check the latest timetables to find out about our locations and pop-ups before visiting a testing unit.

"We would especially encourage testing in areas where there have been recent increases."

Timetable-

Monday , August 16 -

Peterhead Maiden Street car-park - 2pm-7pm.

Westhill Swimming Pool - 10am-3pm.

Oldmeldrum Academy Bus Park -10am-3pm.

Tuesday 17 -

Huntly East Park Street car-park - 10am-3pm.

Aboyne Fire Station - 10am-3pm.

Fraserburgh Maconochie House - 10am-3pm.

Wednesday 18 -

Fraserburgh Maconochie House - 10am-3pm.

Stonehaven Carlton House - 10am-3pm.

Banff Fire Station - 10am-3pm .

Thursday 19 -

Mintlaw Macbi - 10am-3pm.

Alford Fire Station - 10am-3pm.

Inverurie Fire Station -10am - 3pm.

Friday 20 -

Ellon Old Academy car park - 10am-3pm.

Inverurie Fire Station - 10am-3pm.

Peterhead Maiden Street car-park - 10am- 3pm.


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