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Asymptomatic Community Testing Centres for those without symptoms
Created: 08/02/2021, Updated: 27/04/2021
Fife is running a programme of community testing for those without symptoms. Almost 1 in 3 people who have COVID-19 do not have any symptoms but are potentially passing the virus on. Community testing helps identify these people.
From Monday 26 April, lateral flow home test kits will be available to anyone who does not have coronavirus symptoms. They can be picked up from local walk/drive-through test sites for people to test themselves twice-weekly, or ordered online and delivered through the post.
Asymptomatic community test sites will continue to operate as they do currently.
The testing will be done in pop-up centres and in Community Mobile Testing Units (CMTUs) which will be set up in a particular area, for a specific amount of time, where there’s a particular need. This programme is demand responsive, meaning that the testing centres and CMTUs will go to the places they are needed, according to the most-up-to-date data.
These are drop-in facilities, with no need to make an appointment. The following pop-up centres are currently running:
Glebe Centre, Kirkcaldy
Benarty Centre Car Park, Ballingry (mobile site)
Parkgate Community Centre Car Park, Rosyth (mobile site)
Savoy Sports Centre, Methil
Tryst Centre, Dunfermline
Sites Requiring an Appointment - these sites are for people in the local to these areas only:
Mobile Unit, Fluthers Car Park, Cupar
Watch this video to find out what to expect when you visit a testing centre.
The sites will provide lateral flow testing, followed by a confirmatory PCR test if the first result is positive. Dedicated support will be available on-site for anyone who needs help to self-isolate as a result, including advice on how to access financial support and food packages.
People should only attend the community asymptomatic testing sites if they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms. Do not attend if you:
have COVID-19 symptoms
are currently self-isolating because you have been identified as a close contact
have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days