Testing in Scotland
The UK government has established a network of COVID testing facilities. This programme runs alongside the existing programme of testing in the NHS for clinical purposes and testing of key workers in health and social care.
Testing will allow people - anyone aged 5 and over with symptoms - to know whether or not they have the virus.
Priority for health and social care workers
Health and social care workers will continue to be primarily routed through NHS testing at local NHS facilities. These workers continue to be prioritised to ensure critical staff can return to work as soon as it is safe to do so.
The UK Government testing programme in Scotland is additional capacity to supplement NHS testing.