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 a 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 call 0800 028 2816 or book a test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
On the online booking form, members of the public without symptoms should select ‘my council or health protection team has asked me to get a test’.
The mobile unit will operate from 10am 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.