New testing site set to open Friday

A new mobile testing site run by the Army is set to open on Friday in Inverclyde.

The site, expected to be based at the Waterfront leisure centre, will provide coronavirus tests.

It is part of the UK Government’s testing programme to determine whether those with symptoms, however mild, have the virus.

This testing will allow symptomatic key workers, members of the public over the age of 65 and those members of the public who have to leave home to go to work, including the household members of each group, to know whether or not they have the virus.

This will in turn keep essential services running.

It runs alongside the existing health and social care key worker-testing programme. All HSCP, NHS and social care providers staff will continue to access the Port Glasgow testing facility.

The mobile testing facility, based initially in Greenock, will supplement the existing site at Glasgow Airport.

Visit this link to find out more about arranging a test: