Asymptomatic Covid testing centre at Auchinairn extended to wider community

A Community Asymptomatic Testing Centre for the people of Auchinairn has been extended to all those who live, work, visit or attend school in the wider Bishopbriggs area

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 12:31 pm
Asymptomatic covid testing centre at Auchinairn

The unit, in Auchinairn Community and Early Years Centre, has been open since early March.

It is to help prevent the continued spread of Covid-19 locally by those who do not have any symptoms but may still have the virus.

Depute Chief Executive for Education, People & Business Ann Davie said: "Asymptomatic Testing Centres are being established across Greater Glasgow & Clyde, targeting communities that show persistent higher than average rates of infection.

"We are encouraging all those from the Bishopbriggs area who have no symptoms of Covid-19 to take advantage of this community testing facility and come for a Covid-19 test."

Anyone who does test positive through this community testing programme will be provided with support to help them and their families to self-isolate.

Full details of the testing centre and how to access support if you testpositive is available in the Covid-19 section of the Council website atwww.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/covid-19.

The Asymptomatic Testing Centre is located in the hall at AuchinairnCommunity and Early Years Centre and is open Monday to Friday from 12 noon until 7pm. No appointment is necessary.

Anyone who has Covid-19 symptoms such as loss of taste and smell, a high temperature, or new and continuous cough should not attend this asymptomatic community testing centre.

If you feel you may have symptoms, you should book a Covid-19 test for in the usual way through the NHS Inform website at https://www.nhsinform.scot/