Getting tested is a key step in keeping each other safe and stopping the spread of covid-19, whether or not you have symptoms.
I don’t have any symptoms – do I need a test?
People can be infectious and spread the infection to others without realising. Identifying and supporting infectious people before they develop symptoms will help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
How do I get tested if I don’t have symptoms?
Free lateral flow home test kits
Everyone can now get two free COVID-19 tests every week. You can order online or contact the Coronavirus helpline 0300 3032713.
In addition walk-in testing facilities are available for anyone without symptoms in the following areas:
Oban, Corran Halls
Tuesday 8th June, 9.30am- 4pm
Wednesday 9th - Saturday 12th June, 9.30-4.30pm
Campbeltown, Victoria Halls
Tuesday 15th June 9.30am- 4pm
Wednesday 16th – Saturday 19th June, 9.30am – 4.30pm.
Helensburgh (Victoria Halls)
Tuesday to Saturdays 10am – 4pm
Additional pop-up testing facilities will be announced in due course.
I have Covid-19 symptoms – what should I do?
If you are experiencing symptoms (high temperature, continuous cough or loss of / change in taste or smell) book a test.
You can do this at https://www.nhsinform.scot/ or by calling 0300 303 2713 or 0800 028 2816.
You should remain at home until you get the result of the test, and then follow the advice you will be given based on the result.
Further information is available on the NHS Inform website.