NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Coronavirus testing FOR EVERYONE in Dumfries and Galloway

A variety of options now exist for accessing COVID-19 testing within Dumfries and Galloway.

This page will help guide you to the best testing option for your situation, and provide you with information about how to access these testing opportunities.

To get started, please use this flow diagram to find the best option or options for you, and find out more about these options by clicking on the expandable information sections underneath…

MOBILE TESTING UNITS (MTUs)

Coronavirus testing is available for all members of our community who require Coronavirus testing, through the Mobile Testing Units (MTU) that move around Dumfries and Galloway on a daily basis.

These units offer tests for people who have symptoms of COVID-19.

Appointments can be made at these centres daily from 9:30am, by logging on to the website: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

For those who do not have access to the internet please phone

0800 028 2816

Times are 1100-1600

Please check social media for any updates on Mobile Testing Locations, last minute changes may be needed. If you are unsure contact NHS24 on 111.

Upcoming locations are:

  • Friday 30 July 2021 – Dalbeattie – Dalbeattie Learning Campus DG5 4LU
  • Friday 30 July 2021  – Kelloholm –  Mill Hill Centre, Corserig Crescent DG4 6EL
  • Saturday 31 July 2021  – Stranraer –  Hanover Square Car Park, DG9 7A
  • Saturday 31 July 2021 – Thornhill – Community Centre DG3 5LH
  • Sunday 1 August 2021 – Langholm – Kilngreen Car Park DG13 0JN
  • Sunday 1 August 2021 – Kirkcudbright – Daar Road Offices  (DG Customer Services)  DG6 4JG
  • Monday 2 August 2021 –  Moffat – Station Car Park, DG10 9HF
  • Monday 2 August 2021 –  Stranraer –  Hanover Square Car Park, DG9 7AE
  • Tuesday 3 August 2021 – Annan – Annan Swimming Pool DG12 6AQ
  • Tuesday 3 August 2021  – Castle Douglas –  Market St Car Park DG7 1AE
  • Wednesday 4 August 2021 – Kelloholm –  Mill Hill Centre, Corserig Crescent DG4 6EL
  • Wednesday 4 August 2021 – Lockerbie –  McJerrow Car Park DG11 2BJ
  • Thursday 5 August 2021 – Gretna -Richard Greenhow Centre DG16 5AQ
  • Thursday 5 August 2021 – Newton Stewart –  Riverside Car Park DG8 6NQ
  • Friday 6 August 2021 – Dalbeattie – Dalbeattie Learning Campus DG5 4LU
  • Friday 6 August 2021  – Kelloholm –  Mill Hill Centre, Corserig Crescent DG4 6EL
  • Saturday 7 August 2021  – Stranraer –  Hanover Square Car Park, DG9 7A
  • Saturday 7 August 2021 – Thornhill – Community Centre DG3 5LH
  • Sunday 8 August 2021 – Langholm – Kilngreen Car Park DG13 0JN
  • Sunday 8 August 2021 – Kirkcudbright – Daar Road Offices  (DG Customer Services)  DG6 4JG

These locations tend to be on the same days in following weeks, appointments can be made at these centres daily from 9:30am, by logging on to the website: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

If you do not have access to the internet please phone 0800 028 2816

COMMUNITY TRAILER PCR POSTAL KITS

Friday 30 July 2021 – Lockerbie – Lockerbie Town Hall 
Saturday 31 July 2021 – Gretna – Richard Greenhow Centre
Sunday 1 August 2021 – Annan Market Hall
Sunday 1 August 2021 – Castle Douglas Town Hall

Monday 2 August 2021 – Lockerbie Town Hall 
Tuesday 3 August 2021 – Whithorn Library 
Wednesday 4 August 2021 – Thornhill Fire Station
Thursday 5 August 2021 – Stranraer – Ryan Centre
Thursday 5 August 2021 – Castle Douglas Town Hall
Friday 6 August 2021 – Lockerbie Town Hall 
Saturday 7 August 2021 – Gretna – Richard Greenhow Centre
Sunday 8 August 2021 – Annan Market Hall
Sunday 8 August 2021 – Castle Douglas Town Hall

FIXED LOCATION TESTING

A fixed-location walk-through testing facility is now in place in Brooms Road Car Park in Dumfries.

Permanent Site – Dumfries – Brooms Road Car Park DG1 2JE

This facility provides tests for those people who have COVID-19 symptoms.

This centre is open 7 days a week – with appointments available from 8 am to 8 pm

As with accessing all UK government testing sites, tests must be booked in advance at www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or by calling 0800 028 2816.

Home testing kits are available and come with comprehensive instructions to guide you through administering the swab yourself. These kits are delivered by Royal Mail. You will be able to read the results of these tests yourself in under 30 minutes, and are then are encouraged to log your results online or through the telephone number enclosed in the pack.

For information, visit https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

For those who do not have access to the internet please phone

0800 028 2816

Home testing kits are available and come with comprehensive instructions to guide you through administering the swab yourself. These kits are delivered by Royal Mail. You will be able to read the results of these tests yourself in under 30 minutes, and are then are encouraged to log your results online or through the telephone number enclosed in the pack.

For information, visit https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

If you do not have access to the internet please phone

0800 028 2816

We now have community testing collection points based around the region, where test kits can be picked up. These are located in the following locations:

  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Gillbrae Medical Centre, Gillbrae Road, Dumfries
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Castle Street, Dumfries
  • Lochthorn Pharmacy, Lochthorn Medical Centre, Edinburgh Road, Dumfries
  • GR Blount Pharmacy, St Michael Bridge Road, Dumfries
  • Right Medicine Pharmacy, 32 Lochside Road, Dumfries
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 43-45 High Street, Sanquhar
  • Sanquhar Fire Station, Leven Road, Sanquhar – Tues and Thurs 18:00 – 19:30 only.
  • Hillview Leisure Centre, Kirkland Drive, Kelloholm
  • Conal Pharmacy, 44 Main Street, Kirkconnel
  • Davidsons Chemist, 75 High Street, Lockerbie
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 37 High Street, Annan
  • The Eastriggs Pharmacy, Delhi Road, Eastriggs
  • Davidsons Chemist, Market Place, Langholm
  • Kirkcudbright Pharmacy, 40 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright
  • Merrick Leisure Centre, Corsbie Road, Newton Stewart
  • Creebridge Mill Pharmacy, Creebridge, Newton Stewart
  • Welcome Pharmacy, 20 North Main Street, Wigtown
  • Whithorn Pharmacy, 67 St Johns Street, Whithorn
  • Drummore Fire Station – Wednesday 17:30-18:30 only

Visit www.nhsinform.scot/testing for information on all access routes or Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests – NHS (test-and-trace.nhs.uk) to go straight to the map.

Asymptomatic testing facilities have opened in each of the four localities in Dumfries and Galloway – with one in Annandale and Eskdale, another in Nithsdale, one in Stewartry and another in Wigtownshire.

These are drop-in facilities for anyone who is not experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus but who wants to be tested.

Test kits can also be collected from the testing facility in Brooms Road car park in Dumfries for anyone who wants to carry out regular testing at home.

These facilities can identify someone who does not have symptoms but is currently at risk of passing COVID on to others. If the result is positive, then the NHS team will be in touch to discuss actions.

However, it must be remembered that these tests offer just a snapshot of a particular point in time. Anyone who tests negative could still go on to develop COVID, and so everyone needs to continue following all of the FACTS guidance.

It should also be stressed that anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID should not visit one of the dedicated asymptomatic testing facilities but instead should immediately self-isolate along with their household and arrange to be tested either by one of the mobile testing units which move across the region regularly, at the fixed location site in Brooms Road Car Park in Dumfries, or via a home testing kit.

The four new asymptomatic testing facilities have been introduced thanks to partnership working involving Dumfries and Galloway Council, The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, The Ministry of Defence, a variety of community organisations and volunteers, and NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

Fixed location testing opportunities in the coming week are as follows:

Opening times

Stranraer – Ryan Leisure Centre, Fairhurst Road, DG9 7AP

Monday, Thursday, 10.00am – 6.00pm, Sunday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Newton Stewart – McMillan Hall, Dashwood Square, DH8 6EQ

Monday and Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm

WhithornWhithorn Library, 60 St John Street, DG8 8PF

Tuesday and Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Kirkcudbright – Johnston Centre, St Mary Street, DG6 4EG

Tuesday and Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Castle Douglas – Town Hall, 5 St Andrews Street DG7 1DE

Thursday and Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Dalbeattie – Town Hall, High Street, DG5 4AD

Monday and Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Kelloholm – Hillview Leisure Centre, Kirkland Drive, DG4 6ST

Monday and Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Dumfries – North West Resource Centre, College Drive, DG2 0BX

Thursday and Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Dumfries – Lochthorn Library, Edinburgh Road, DG1 1UF

Monday and Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Dumfries – Queensberry Square Offices, DG1 1BF

Tuesday and Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Lockerbie – Town Hall, High Street, DG11 2ES

Monday and Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Gretna – Richard Greenhow Centre, Central Avenue, DG16 5AQ

Tuesday and Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Annan* – Victoria Hall, Downie’s Wynd, DG12 6EE

Thursday and Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm

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