Grangemouth says goodbye to its COVID-19 testing centre

NHS Forth Valley has packed up its tent and moved its drive through testing centre out of Grangemouth.

By James Trimble
Monday, 20th July 2020, 4:03 pm
Updated Monday, 20th July 2020, 4:05 pm

For the last few months the large white tent and red and white plastic barriers were a familiar sight for residents of Grangemouth’s Bowhouse Road as NHS frontline workers would – sporadically – drive into the car park of Bowhouse Community Centre to be tested for coronavirus.

Now it appears as if the centre has served its purpose and has now ceased operations.

An NHS spokesperson said: “We are no longer using Bowhouse Community Centre as a testing site for frontline health and social care​ staff. We continue to test frontline health and social care staff at our other two testing sites and via our mobile testing teams.”

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NHS Forth Valley has now removed its drive through COVID-19 testing centre out of Grangemouth's Bowhouse Community Centre car park

The remaining test centres are located at Falkirk Community Hospital and Stirling Health and Care Village, with three mobile teams on hand to carry out enhanced testing for local care homes.