Testing for those with symptoms
Do you have Covid-19 symptoms? Find out how to book an appointment at a testing centre near you.
Testing for those without symptoms
If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, you can still get tested at one of our community testing centres or use a rapid home testing kit.
Seasonal Testing of Agricultural workers
As Scotland enters is busiest agricultural period, the industry relies on foreign seasonal workers to meet production demands. A testing approach for seasonal workers which enables farms to operate while also maximising public health protection by reducing the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks has now been agreed.
In line with existing public health measures for all international travellers coming to Scotland, people arriving from outside the UK to work on Scottish farms need to go into self-isolation for 10 days.
The testing approach agreed with the industry is that all workers will take a Polymerase Chain reaction (PCR) test on days two and eight of self-isolation so that new strains of coronavirus can be identified quickly and effectively to break any potential chains of transmission.
The Seasonal Workers Testing information document contains key information about the approach including details for farms and their employees and support channels available to staff who have to self-isolate because they test positive or are identified as a close contact.
Testing for NHS Fife and Fife Health and Social Care Staff without symptoms
In line with the Scottish Government Testing Strategy, twice weekly routine Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing is now available. This is aimed at staff currently in a patient facing role within our hospitals and other clinical settings.
This includes, but is not limited to, all clinical students on placement, porters, domestics, maintenance staff, volunteers, chaplains, healthcare scientists, Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), doctors, nurses, bank/agency staff working in our hospital sites, and builds on the existing PCR testing of asymptomatic staff which has been in place since July for staff in oncology, elderly care and mental health wards, with patient stays over three months.
Participation in testing is voluntary but staff are strongly encouraged to take part on a routine basis. Asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals can transmit infection to others so routine twice weekly testing is important for identifying positive cases early, so that staff can self-isolate as soon as possible to help protect them, their families and their patients.
To find out more about LFD testing, staff can visit the internal advice pages for