New walk-through COVID test centre opens in Kirkcaldy

A new walk through COVID testing centre has been opened in Kirkcaldy.

By Allan Crow
Monday, 15th February 2021, 12:30 pm

The doors to the latest facility opened at Overton Community Centre on Friday.

It is the latest addition to the UK Government’s network of test centres.

Tests must be booked in advance, and only if people have coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, new and continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste.

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Overton Community Centre, Kirkcaldy (Pic: George McLuskie)

Dr Esther Curnock, NHS Fife deputy director of public health, said: “Testing is vital in helping us to identify those who have contracted COVID-19, enabling us to break the chains of transmission by preventing from people from passing the virus on to others.

"The new UK Government site in Kirkcaldy is part of a growing network of testing facilities in Fife and will improve access for local people with symptoms of COVID-19.

"It remains crucial that anyone with symptoms, regardless of how mild, isolates immediately and arranges to get tested as soon as possible.”

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