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A new COVID-19 community testing site will open in Dunfermline on Wednesday (17/03).

Based within the Tryst Centre, Duncan Crescent, Dunfermline, the site will provide testing for members of the public without COVID-19 symptoms.

Not everyone with COVID-19 has symptoms but they could still be infectious and spreading the virus.

The Dunfermline site will provide testing for the local population and those in surrounding areas, cases can be identified, and the spread of the virus reduced.

Josie Murray, NHS Fife Consultant in Public Health and Health Protection Clinical Lead, said: “Over the last few weeks a number of sites have opened across Fife providing COVID testing for members of the public.

“Testing is a really important part of our response to COVID, alongside the vaccination programme.

“We are using the most up-to-date data to determine, firstly, where there is a testing need and, secondly, which kind of testing provides the most benefit to particular communities. That might be local access to testing for those with symptoms, community testing for those without symptoms or a combination of both.

“One in three people with COVID don’t display symptoms and by asking the local community as a whole to get tested we can get a clearer picture of cases within the area.

“Through the identification of positive cases and having people self-isolate if they do have the virus, we can reduce the spread and protect our loved ones, friends and the wider community.”

The Tryst Centre will open from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Safe and secure, the strictest hygiene measures are in place on-site.

People who test positive will be asked to self-isolate in line with national guidance.