NHS Dumfries & Galloway

11 COVID cases, as additional testing provided

A further positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in the Annan and Gretna areas, with the total now standing at 11 since Monday.

Each person is currently self-isolating, and work continues to take place through the local Test and Protect system to identify their recent contacts and to make any necessary testing arrangements in a bid to limit any further exposure. We are monitoring this very closely and will provide further updates as the situation develops.

In response to this cluster of cases, Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership, working closely with the Scottish Government, have arranged for additional testing facilities for the public in Annan and Gretna in the coming week. This will be expanded if we become aware of wider spread in the region.

To help identify any possible new cases of coronavirus infection and help prevent wider spread we are encouraging any members of the public who have symptoms of coronavirus (a cold or flu like illness – including a new cough, high temperature, or loss of smell) to arrange testing.

Members of the public with symptoms are encouraged the register for a test first at

https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test However, due to the rapid introduction of these additional test sites members of the public can also register on arrival at the testing sites.

Symptoms of the coronavirus can be extremely mild, If anyone is in any doubt about the possibility of having the virus, we could encourage them to progress through the testing process.

Anyone who is concerned about symptoms can get advice through the www.nhsinform.scot/ website or by phoning NHS-111.

Details on upcoming testing dates and locations are as follows:

Saturday 4th July

UNIT 1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre, Hoods

Loaning. DG1 2HT

UNIT 2

Annan – Swimming Pool, St Johns Rd.

Sunday 5th July

UNIT 1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre, Hoods

Loaning. DG1 2HT

UNIT 2

Gretna – Richard Greenhow Centre,

Central Ave, Gretna. DG16 5AQ

Monday 6th July

UNIT 1

Stranraer – Ashwood House.

DG9 7JJ

UNIT 2

Annan – Swimming Pool, St Johns Rd.

DG12 6AQ

Tuesday 7th July

UNIT 1

Annan – Swimming Pool, St Johns Rd.

DG12 6AQ

UNIT 2

Gretna – Richard Greenhow Centre,

Central Ave, Gretna. DG16 5AQ

Wednesday 8th July

UNIT 1

Thornhill – Community Centre,

East Back Street. DG3 5LH

UNIT 2

Annan – Swimming Pool, St Johns Rd.

DG12 6AQ

Thursday 9th July

UNIT 1

Newton Stewart – Douglas Ewart High

School, Corsbie Rd. DG8 6JQ

UNIT 2

Gretna – Richard Greenhow Centre,

Central Ave, Gretna. DG16 5AQ

Friday 10th July

UNIT 1

Moffat – Station Park Car Park,

Beattock Road (A701), Moffat.

UNIT 2

Annan – Swimming Pool, St Johns Rd.

DG12 6AQ

Saturday 11th July

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre, Hoods

Sunday 12th July Loaning. DG1 2HT

Sunday 12th July

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre, Hoods

Sunday 12th July Loaning. DG1 2HT

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