NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Government guidelines for COVID-19 testing have changed.

Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests are no longer freely available, and PCR testing for everyone came to an end on 30th April 2022. Those who need LFD tests for visiting hospital and care homes can obtain them by logging onto the NHS Inform website at www.nhsinform.scot, or by telephoning 0800 0282816.

Everyone else should follow the guidance to self isolate if have any symptoms of COVID-19, and have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to go to work or do normal activities. Anyone able to wear a mask is expected to do so whilst in a healthcare (including hospitals, clinics, or GP surgeries) or care home setting.

In the future, reducing our contacts when we are suffering from any respiratory illness will allow us to minimise the spread of COVID-19, other serious illnesses such as flu, and the milder coughs and colds that can frequently make our lives miserable.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate. If they are unwell and need further help they should speak to their GP or NHS24 (Telephone 111).