The UK Government has opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.
The test centre, at Springwell Neighbourhood Hall (G72 0LL), is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history. In Scotland, this comprises eight drive through sites, 51 walk-through sites, 42 mobile units, plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab which is working round the clock to process samples.
In Scotland, the UK Government is providing all COVID testing and test processing outside of the NHS.
PCR tests must be booked in advance at: www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or by calling 119. People should only book at test if they have coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste) or have been instructed to do so by a clinician or NHS contact tracer.
Lateral Flow Test Kits are also now available for pick up without an appointment at the majority of our local walk-in or drive-through test sites from 3.30pm each day. Tests can also be ordered online or by phone by calling 119. F