Mobile COVID-19 testing centres sited in Forth Valley villages

Two new mobile coronavirus testing centres have been deployed in Plean and Cowie this week due to the high number of positive cases in the area.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 3:55 pm

The mobile units will be in place at Balfour Community Centre, Plean, on Friday, March 5 and at Cowie Primary School on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7.

Tests can be booked by visiting the COVID-19 testing section of the GOV.UK website or by calling 0800 028 2816 or 0300 303 2713.

If you do not have any symptoms, when asked why you are requesting a test, please select the option: “My local council or health protection team has asked me – or someone I live with – to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms”.

New mobile COVID-19 testing centres will be sited in the Forth Valley villages of Plean and Cowie

Appointments will only be released at 6pm each evening for the following morning and in the morning at around 10am for appointments that afternoon.

People are asked not to turn up at the test centre without booking an appointment in advance to help avoid overcrowding and keep people safe.

Anyone attending should also wear a face mask or covering and observe the rules on physical distancing by staying at least two metres apart.

Dr Graham Foster, Director of Public Health, NHS Forth Valley, said: “We have seen an increase in the number of positive cases in Plean and Cowie over the last few weeks and evidence of spread within the community and local households.

“I would therefore encourage local people to get tested even if they currently feel well as there is evidence that some people can have Covid-19 without displaying any of the common symptoms.”