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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 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