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Residents urged to visit Moray Covid test sites even if not showing symptoms

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Covid testing sites are continuing to be available in Moray in a desperate bid to tackle the spread of the virus.

NHS Grampian is encouraging residents to go along, even if they are not showing the common symptoms of a continuous cough, temperature or loss of taste or smell.

It is hoped the testing will drive down infection rates as those who are asymptomatic can still spread the virus.

A surge of Covid cases in the region has seen the infection rate rise to above 100 cases per 100,000 – well above the 50-case threshold for Level two.

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And it was announced today that Moray is to remain in Level 3 of Scotland’s coronavirus tiered system.

The region has been kept in the heightened level of restrictions as the rest of mainland Scotland moves to Level 2 from Monday.

Earlier this week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the region was “most likely” to remain in the enhanced level until the virus spread is brought back under control.

NHS Grampian said the outbreak is showing “signs of improvement”.

Moray residents who don’t have any Covid symptoms are encouraged to get tested.

Testing centres

Booking is not required.

All sites, except on Elgin High Street, are drive-in.

  • 30/32 High Street, Elgin, open 9.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday
  • Station Car Park, Pitgaveny Street, Lossiemouth, open 9.45-11.45am, Wednesday
  • Cluny Square Car Park, Cluny Square, Buckie, open 9.45-11.45am, Monday and Thursday
  • Regent Square Car Park, Regent Square, Keith, open 1.45-3.45pm, Monday and Thursday
  • Leys Road Car Park, Leys Road, Forres, open 9.45-11.45am, Tuesday and Friday
  • Alice Littler Park Car Park, Broomfield Square, Aberlour, open 1.45–3.45pm, Tuesday and Friday
  • Moray Leisure Centre Car Park, Borough Briggs Road, Elgin, open 1.45–3.45pm, Wednesday
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Locals will be tested using a lateral flow test which gives results in around 45 minutes. Any positive results will be confirmed with a PCR test.

 

 

 

 

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