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Mobile Covid-19 testing programme continues in Aberdeenshire


By David Porter

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Covid Mobile Testing units in Aberdeenshire
Covid Mobile Testing units in Aberdeenshire

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

It comes as case numbers remain high 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 13 - Peterhead Maiden Street Car Park 2pm-7pm; Westhill Swimming Pool 10am-3pm; Portlethen Swimming Pool (collect only) 9.30am-11.30am' Laurencekirk Fire Station (collect only) 1pm -3pm.

Tuesday, 14 - Huntly East Street car park 10am-3pm; Aboyne Fire Station 10am-3pm; Inverurie Fire Station 10am-noon (collect only); Oldmeldrum Market Square 1pm-3pm (collect only).

Wednesday 15 - Fraserburgh Maconochie House 10am-3pm' Stonehaven Carlton House 10am-3pm; Ballater Fire Station 9.30am-11.30am (collect only)' Banchory Fire Station 1pm-3pm (collect only).

Thursday 16 - Minlaw Macbi - 10am-3pm; Alford Fire Station 10am-3pm; Banff Fire Station 10am- noon (collect only); Turriff Fire Station 1pm-3pm (collect only).

Fridat 17 - 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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