There is a Mobile Testing Unit moving around the region to provide local testing facilities for individuals aged five and over who have symptoms of COVID-19, symptomatic key workers not covered by existing NHS testing, and household members of these groups.
This testing is by appointments made in advance.
This testing unit is being organised by the UK and Scottish Governments, and all bookings for testing are handled through the online booking system:
The following groups of staff should continue be tested through one of the NHS testing facilities. This can be organised through Occupational Health (01387 244626) or, for any non-NHS or non-Council staff, through line managers.
· NHS staff, including independent contractors such as GPs and community pharmacists
· Social care staff, including care home and care-at-home staff
· Emergency services, including police, fire and rescue, ambulance, and prison service staff
· Dumfries and Galloway Council employees
Anyone concerned about COVID-19 symptoms should contact NHS24 by calling 111 or look at the NHS Inform website.
Details of upcoming mobile testing dates and locations for individuals aged five and over who have symptoms of COVID-19, symptomatic key workers not covered by existing NHS testing, and household members of these groups are as follows:
More up to date information is available via https://www.nhsdg.co.uk/testing/