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Army Sets Up Mobile Corona Virus Testing Units In Thurso

4th May 2020

The UK Government has mobilised the army to set up Corona Virus Test Centres In Scotland.

Mobile testing units travel around the UK to increase access to coronavirus testing. They respond to need, travelling to test essential workers if they or someone in their household is symptomatic. The UK Government testing programme in Scotland is additional capacity to supplement NHS testing which prioritises Health and Social Care staff.

New units are being brought into operation each day. There are now two in Highland, currently based in Broadford and Thurso. There is a drive though facility based in Inverness.

The test centre in Thurso located at the Fire Station.

The self-referral and employer referral test booking routes are available for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Who is eligible to be tested in Scotland

If eligible - You can select a regional test site drive-through appointment or home test kit.

Self-referral Apply for a coronavirus test

More information is available on the following websites:

Are you an essential worker?

You can now book a test online. Tests are available for you and people in your household if anyone in the home has symptoms. Don't delay - tests are most effective within 3 days of symptoms. Book a test:

The test centre in Thurso is there until Wednesday 6th May.