New walk-through coronavirus testing centre opens up

The facility is based at Fleming House car park in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

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A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in North Lanarkshire.

The facility, based at Fleming House car park in Cumbernauld, is part of a drive to continue to improve the accessibility of Covid-19 testing for local communities.

The centre, which is easily accessible for people without a car, is being operated by Mitie on behalf of the UK Government.

Gabe Docherty, director of public health at NHS Lanarkshire, said: “The public health department continues to contact-trace positive cases and clusters in our community and this addition to the UK testing provision is welcome.  

“I want to thank the public for their cooperation in reducing spread of the virus and ask that they please remain vigilant. 

“The general measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19 remain the same – face coverings, avoid crowded places, clean your hands, two-metre distance, self-isolate and go for a test if you have symptoms.  

“Please do not hesitate if you have symptoms. It’s critical that you go for a test and this walk-in centre is a very welcome addition to our testing capacity.”

Tests must be booked in advance. Click here or call 0800 028 2816.