The take a look at centre, situated at Renfrew Excessive Road Automobile Park (PA4 8QL), is a part of the most important community of diagnostic testing services created in British historical past. In Scotland, this includes of eight drive by websites, 55 walk-through websites, 42 cell models, plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab which is working around the clock to course of samples.
In Scotland, the UK Authorities is offering all COVID testing and take a look at processing outdoors of the NHS.
PCR assessments have to be booked prematurely at: www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or by calling 119. Folks ought to solely e book at take a look at if they’ve coronavirus signs (a excessive temperature, a brand new and steady cough, or a loss or change to their sense of scent or style) or have been instructed to take action by a clinician or NHS contact tracer.
Lateral move take a look at kits are additionally now obtainable for choose up with out an appointment at native walk-in or drive-through take a look at websites from 8am – 8pm every day. Checks can be ordered on-line or by cellphone by calling 119. For extra data and to order a take a look at package on-line, go to: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting examined in Scotland – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
Jenny Harries, CEO of UK Well being Safety Company (UKHSA), mentioned:
This new walk-through website is a part of our ongoing work to make it even simpler for individuals who want a PCR take a look at to get one.
When you’ve got developed a brand new steady cough, a excessive temperature or a loss or change in sense of scent or style, or you might be requested or suggested to get a take a look at, please e book one and observe any recommendation you’re given.
As we return to a extra acquainted lifestyle, testing, and isolating when essential, stay an important manner of controlling the unfold of the virus and defending each other.
UK Authorities Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart mentioned:
The UK Authorities continues to supply the majority of testing in Scotland, a programme which is significant to our restoration from this pandemic. Alongside the roll-out of UK Authorities-funded vaccines, testing helps us to handle the virus, decelerate the speed of transmission and defend communities.
This new walk-through facility in Renfrew is the most recent in our in depth community of testing centres supporting folks in all components of the UK.
Simon Venn, Mitie Chief Authorities & Technique Officer, mentioned:
Our precedence throughout the pandemic is to help the nation’s efforts to struggle COVID-19 and assist hold the nation working. Testing is a vital a part of the UK’s technique to fight coronavirus and we’re proud to help the UK Authorities with this very important activity. An enormous thanks to all of the NHS workers, Mitie workers and different frontline heroes in Renfrew who’re working tirelessly to maintain us all secure.