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Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland
Where testing takes place

Where testing takes place

Drive-through testing sites

Testing under the UK programme in Scotland is currently conducted in drive-through sites operating at:

  • Glasgow Airport
  • Edinburgh Airport
  • Aberdeen Airport
  • Prestwick Airport
  • Inverness - University of the Highlands and Islands campus
  • Perth – University of Highland and Islands campus

There are also a number of mobile testing units which will be located in towns across Scotland for short periods each time. 

Walk-through testing sites

You may be able to access testing via a walk-through testing site. You should walk or cycle to this site and avoid travelling by public transport or taxi.

You can book an appointment via the usual booking process. We have walk-through test sites in:

  • St Andrews (Victoria Memorial Hall)
  • Glasgow (Glasgow Caledonian ARC)
  • Edinburgh (Usher Hall)
  • Aberdeen (Roy Strathdee Building)

We will keep this page updated as further walk-through testing sites become available.

Home tests

You may have the option, depending on availability, to book a home test kit.

Home test kits are an option where people seeking a test are unable to attend a drive-through centre.

The home test option is covered in the booking process.