• Ayrshire Daily News

Further Asymptomatic Testing Site opens today in Ayr

An additional COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Site will be available in Ayr on Monday 15 March.

Residents who don't have any of the three COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change in sense of taste or smell) are encouraged to get tested.

Testing will be available at Whitletts Activity Centre, Glenmuir Place, Ayr, on Monday 15 March from 10.00am - 6.00pm. You do not need to book, you can just go along to be tested.

This site is only for people without symptoms. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should book a test in the usual way via www.nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.

Residents will be tested using lateral flow devices (LFD), which can give people their results in around 45 minutes. Any positive cases will then be confirmed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.

Anyone who receives a positive LFD or PCR test result will be asked to self-isolate.

Dedicated support is available to South Ayrshire residents who need to self-isolate, including access to food, pharmacy and financial support. People who need help should call 01292 616101 or visit https://beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/coronavirus .

Further advice and information on what support is available for people who need to self-isolate is available from nhsinform.scot.