Based at Fluthers Car Park, the site will provide testing for members of the public with COVID-19 symptoms. 

Additionally, members of the public without symptoms are also being encouraged to get tested.  

Not everyone with COVID-19 has symptoms but they could still be infectious and spreading the virus. By providing testing for the local population as whole – whether symptomatic or not – cases can be identified and the spread of the virus reduced. 

Provided by National Services Scotland and staffed by the Scottish Ambulance Service, the mobile testing unit will visit the area for a two-week period, providing the community with easy access to testing. 

Testing is by appointment, to arrange a test members of the public should visit the NHS Inform website or call 0800 028 2816.   

When booking, members of the public should indicate that they are taking part in a pilot project and select ‘taking part in community testing’. 

Josie Murray, NHS Fife Consultant in Public Health and Health Protection Clinical Lead, said: “Wastewater sampling is being used alongside testing to help us understand the prevalence and location of the virus. Recent sampling has shown raised levels within the area.  

We know that prevalence in wastewater may predict positive cases within the community.  

“Whilst the unit will provide testing for those with symptoms, we’re also encouraging those who do not currently have symptoms to get tested at the unit. 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 mobile unit will operate from 9.30am to 6pm, seven days a week. Safe and secure, the strictest hygiene measures are in place on-site.

Members of the public will be asked to take a PCR test, which involves taking a throat and nose swab, full instructions will be provided.

The test will be analysed in a laboratory with results available within a day or so.

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