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  • Community asymptomatic testing to begin in Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy

    Created: 08/02/2021, Updated: 23/02/2021

    Drop-in Community Testing sites for people without COVID-19 symptoms have now opened at the Maxwell Centre, Cowdenbeath and Glebe Centre, Kirkcaldy.


    Both centre's are open from 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday and initially, from 11:00 to 17:00 Saturday and Sunday. Three more sites in different areas across Fife will open in the coming weeks.

    This is part of a phased roll out of a new COVID-19 asymptomatic community testing programme, aimed at identifying positive cases and breaking chains of transmission.

    The sites will provide lateral flow testing, followed by a confirmatory PCR test if the first result is positive. Dedicated support will be available on-site for anyone who needs help to self-isolate as a result, including advice on how to access financial support and food packages.

    The Fife site is the first to open since asymptomatic testing was successfully trialled in Johnstone in December. Further proposals for Ayrshire & Arran, Dumfries & Galloway, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and Grampian have been agreed, and discussions are underway with a number of other boards and local authorities for agreement in the coming days. 

    Further information and updates on the Fife Community Testing programme is available here.

    People should only attend the community asymptomatic testing sites if they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms. Do not attend if you:

    • have COVID-19 symptoms
    • are currently self-isolating because you have been identified as a close contact
    • have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days




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