The mobile testing will be available in different locations at the very heart of Stirling’s communities each day this week, targeting higher footfall areas and harder to reach communities.
Residents across Stirling who do not currently have any symptoms of Covid-19 can voluntarily attend the Coronavirus testing units.
Testing available across Stirling
There is no need to book and testing is available at the following locations and times:
- Monday 18 October - The Vue, Forthside car park, FK8 1QZ: 9.30am-5pm.
- Tuesday 19 October - Raploch Community Centre, FK8 1RD: Collect A Lateral Flow Test Kit 9.30am-5pm and Testing 12.30pm-5pm.
- Wednesday 20 October – Balfour Community Centre, Plean, FK7 8DS: 9.30am-5pm.
- Thursday 21 October - Kings Park, FK8 2RF: 9.30am-5pm.
- Friday 22nd October – Aberfoyle Wool Centre, FK8 3UQ: 10am-4.30pm.
- Saturday 23rd October - Callander Meadow, FK17 8BB: 10am-4.30pm.
- Sunday 24th October - Drymen Primary School, G63 0DY: 10.30am-4.30pm.
There is also the opportunity to pick up Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing kits to take home in a pack of seven.
Get tested and help suppress the virus
Stirling Council Leader, Councillor Scott Farmer, said: “Covid-19 has not disappeared, it is still out there affecting our friends, families and communities, so it’s extremely important that we all continue to take care and be cautious for the sake of everyone in our communities.
“Remember, even if you’re not showing any form of symptoms, it is still possible that you may have the virus and can pass it on to others. Please, do your bit and help keep others safe.
“Community testing is one of the things that we can all do to help slow the virus down. The new mobile approach offers more opportunities than ever before to get tested, so please, if you have the chance, take the time to get involved.”
Receive your results at home
The testing units are part of a national programme of walk-in testing. The initiative aims to drive down local Covid-19 rates by identifying positive cases more quickly, as people can spread the virus to others before symptoms appear and many may not experience any symptoms at all.
Test results will be available in around 45 minutes and can be received at home rather than having to wait at the testing facility. Anyone with a positive test will be asked to undertake a confirmatory PCR test.
NHS Forth Valley’s Director of Public Health, Dr Graham Foster, said: “We are still seeing large numbers of positive cases in local communities across Forth Valley and the rest of Scotland. The Delta variant is also much more transmissible which is why regular testing is so important to help prevent people with no symptoms from spreading the virus to friends, family or colleagues without realising it.”
These sites are only for people without symptoms. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should book a test in the usual way via nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.