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From: "Jardine, Gillian" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 26 August 2020 at 18:55:44 BST
To: Undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject: Mobile Testing Unit Hawick

 

 

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak in Hawick, mobile testing is being made available in the town from this Friday, 28 August.

 

A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be based in the Teviotdale Leisure Centre car park on Mansfield Road between 3pm and 5pm from Friday until Wednesday, 2 September.

 

It is important that only people with COVID-19 symptoms book a test. These are a high temperature or fever; a new continuous cough; or a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste. You can arrange your test by visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or calling 0800 028 2816. Whilst you wait for your test all of your household members should self-isolate. 

 

Mobile testing will still be available in Galashiels at the Netherdale Car Park between 10am and 1pm on these days.

 

These arrangements are currently only in place until 2 September and tests are only available by appointment.

 

NHS Borders and SBC will be circulating information on the Mobile Testing Unit tomorrow.  I am sharing this update with you now to help provide reassurance in the community that access to testing will be available locally.

 

Kind regards