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Call for DG8 and DG9 postcode populations to be tested for COVID-19

A CALL is being issued for everyone in the DG8 and DG9 postcodes to come forward and be tested for COVID-19 – whether or not they are currently experiencing symptoms. Testing has been available this week in Stranraer for people experiencing symptoms and those who felt they might have COVID but were asymptomatic. However, capacity …

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Stranraer COVID testing expands to include people without symptoms

COVID-19 testing for people who do not have obvious symptoms of the coronavirus is being made available in Stranraer from Monday February 8. As part of an evolving national approach which is making more asymptomatic testing available, people in the DG8 and DG9 postcodes without symptoms will be able to book tests on the day …

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Fast-moving COVID-19 vaccination programme reaches 65 to 69 year olds

COVID-19 vaccinations are being rolled out to people in the region aged 65 to 69 from today – as the vaccination programme continues at speed.   All care home residents and staff who took up the opportunity were vaccinated before Christmas, the bulk of front line health and social care staff have had their first jab, …

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Additional COVID-19 testing capacity announced

ADDITIONAL capacity for COVID-19 testing is being provided to NHS Dumfries and Galloway from national resources – allowing for daily testing in Stranraer.  This provision is being made available for an initial two-week period, at which point it will be reviewed centrally, based on local need in the wider context of COVID-19 outbreaks elsewhere in Scotland.  …

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Additional COVID-19 testing in Wigtownshire

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 testing capacity is continuing to come online within Dumfries and Galloway – with extra dates announced for Wigtownshire. Daily testing will be available this week in Stranraer for anyone experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus, starting tomorrow, Tuesday January 26. NHS Dumfries and Galloway Interim Director of Public Health Valerie White said: “Additional COVID …

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