NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Mobile testing for key workers

There is a Mobile Testing Unit moving around the region to provide local testing facilities for symptomatic key workers not covered by existing NHS testing arrangements, individuals over 65 years of age, or 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:

https://www.gov.scot/p…/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested/

The following groups of staff should continue to be tested through one of the NHS testing facilities. This can be organised through Occupational Health 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.

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