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Testing in Stranraer

ARMY mobile test centres for Covid-19 continue to operate in Dumfries and Galloway and return to Stranraer on Monday. The appointment-only drive-through centres are part of the UK Government testing programme in support of the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland. Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership said in a statement: ‘Testing for health, social care and Council staff continues to be delivered by the NHS at their testing sites in Dumfries and Stranraer. ‘Mobile testing for Covid-19 is now available for more residents of Dumfries and Galloway. ‘Other key workers (including food chain, transport, delivery, essential manufacturing – full list at https://www.gov.scot/…/coronavirus…/pages/who-can-be-tested/), those older than 65 years of age, and household members of both of these groups can be tested at one of the mobile testing units that are being staffed by the Army throughout Dumfries and Galloway.' Testing locations include: Monday 11th May – Stranraer – Ashwood House, Stranraer Thursday 14th May – Newton Stewart – Douglas Ewart High School Corsbie Road, Newton Stewart Monday 18th May - Stranraer – Ashwood House, Stranraer Says D&GHSCP: ‘Anyone who falls into one of the categories above, and has symptoms of COVID-19 can book an appointment on the Scottish Government website https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/.' Latest figures for Covid-19 in the region show 255 confirmed cases with the number in intensive care reported only as being ‘fewer than five'.

<< back Published: 09 May 2020, 14:57