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Mobile Covid-19 testing programme continues in Aberdeenshire

By David Porter

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Covid testing continues across Aberdeenshire
Covid testing continues across Aberdeenshire

Mobile community testing continues to be offered across Aberdeenshire for people who do not have Covid-19 symptoms.

It comes as case numbers have continued to escalate in the NHS Grampian area.

Testing without symptoms is entirely voluntarily, but by visiting a Mobile Community Testing Centre and taking a lateral flow 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 Aberdeenshire Council will be running additional pop-up or Collect Only sites.

Monday September 6 - Peterrhead Maiden Street car-park - 2pm-7pm; Westhill Swimming Pool - 10am-3pm; Portlethen Swimming pool - 10am-noon (Collect only); Newtonhill Library car-park - 1pm – 3pm (Collect only).

Tuesday 7 - Banff Fire Station - 10am-3pm; Inverurie Fire Station - 10am-3pm; Braemar Fire Station - 9.30am-11.30am (Collect only); Ballater Fire Station - 1pm-3pm (Collect only).

Wednesday 8 - Fraserburgh Maconochie House - 10am-3pm; Stonehaven Carlton House - 10am-3pm; Huntly East Street car-park - 10am-2pm (Collect only); Oldmeldrum The Square - 10am-2pm (Collect only).

Thursday 9 - Turriff Fire Station - 10am-3pm; Banchory Fire Station - 10am-3pm; Banff Fire Station - 10am-12noon (Collect only); Macduff Aquarium car-park - 1pm-3pm (Collect only).

Friday 10 - Ellon Old Academy car-park - 10am-3pm; Inverurie Fire Station - 10am-3pm; Peterhead Maiden Street car park - 10am-3pm.

For more information about testing, for those with or without symptoms, visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/test-and-protect/coronavirus-covid-19-testing

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.

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