The Scottish Government are advising that people do a lateral flow test before travel, mixing with others or visiting busy places. Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can ensure we are staying safe – and keeping others safe too.
• Community test centres
Community testing centres are walk-in centres for people with no symptoms – you do not need to make an appointment. These offer lateral flow tests which take around 15 minutes and we send results in around 45 minutes. You can collect home testing kits from these centres (and most libraries)
McDonald Road Library from Monday 13 December to Saturday 22 January (closed 1, 2, 3 January), 9am to 6pm. Library services will still be available at this time.
Wester Hailes Library Monday 20 December to Saturday 8 January (closed 1, 2, 3 January), 9am to 6pm. Library services will still be available at this time.
• Mobile test units
Mobile testing units are run by the Scottish Ambulance Service and offer PCR tests. You will be sent your result in 24 to 72 hours. These units are for people with symptoms and people without symptoms. If you have no symptoms you don’t need to make an appointment. If you have symptoms or have been identified as a close contact you must book a PCR test online or call National Testing Centre on 119.
Edinburgh University, Buccleuch Place (outside Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre), until Sunday 9 January,10am to 4pm. Closed 1 and 2 of January.
Blackhall Mosque, from Monday 20 December to Thursday 6 January, 10am to 4pm. Closed 24 December and 31 December. Open 10am to 1pm on 25 December, 26 December and 1 and 2 January.
Craigmillar Medical Centre, 106 Niddrie Mains Road, from Monday 13 December to Sunday 9 January, 10am to 4pm. Closed 25 to 28 December and 1- 4 January.
South East Locality Office, 40 Captain’s Road from Monday 20 December to Sunday 9 January, 10am to 4pm. Closed 25 to 28 December and 1 to 4 January.
Currie Library until Sunday 9 January, 10am to 4.30pm (closed 1 to 4 January, open 1pm to 4.00pm on 31 December and 5 January)
You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting