HSCP update – Covid testing in Helensburgh

Look out for Live Argyll staff at Helensburgh Central Station, providing covid lateral flow tests for people without symptoms.

They’ll be there during COP26 and the week after. You can also go to the Victoria Halls in Helensburgh, Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm. Regular testing plays a vital part in keeping people safe from covid by breaking chains of transmission. Read more:

Associate Director for Public Health Dr Nicola Schinaia said “Regular testing for the COVID-19 virus plays a vital part in keeping our families and communities safe by breaking chains of transmission”.

Dr Schinaia continued, “Lateral Flow tests are free and available at some pharmacies, community testing sites, online at NHS Inform or by calling 119 and should be used when you do not have symptoms. If you develop symptoms, you should isolate and get a free PCR test.”

Information on getting a test if you have symptoms

More information on getting a test if you do not have symptoms




People can catch and transmit the COVID-19 virus to others even when they are vaccinated.


The COVID-19 virus is airborne – ensuring good ventilation in indoor spaces and wearing masks can help to protect others.


Lateral Flow Device Tests (LFD) should only be used for people who do not have symptoms (asymptomatic).


People with symptoms should not use LFD tests but should isolate and get a PCR test as this is the correct test in that circumstance.

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