LATERAL Flow Tests In Shops And Community Venues

5 January, 2022 | Community Noticeboard

THOUSANDS of covid-19 lateral flow testing kits are now available from more than a dozen shops, supermarkets and other venues across Inverclyde.

Inverclyde Council has sourced supplies from the health service and has also delivered additional tests to community pharmacies.

Councillor Robert Moran, Inverclyde’s health and social care convener, said: “Regular testing, even if you do not have symptoms, is an important tool to help limit the spread of covid-19 and the new Omicron variant.

“Having lateral flow tests as easily accessible as possible in retail and community locations, as well as in existing settings such as pharmacies, is a great boost, especially after the updated government advice around testing and isolation.

“Many people will have covid-19 without even knowing it and while we’re being encouraged to stay at home as much as possible and cut down on our interactions with others, we could be unknowingly spreading the virus to family, friends, colleagues or strangers we may come into contact with when we do have to venture out.

“Testing and getting a coronavirus vaccine –- first, second or third ‘booster’ dose –- are crucial to help protect ourselves, protect each other and protect Inverclyde.”

Lateral flow tests are now available from:

Greenock – Aldi; B&M; Club 3000 Bingo; Key Store, Cathcart Street; Lidl; Morrisons; The Range.

Port Glasgow – Aldi; B&M; B&Q; Lidl; Town Hall Vaccination Centre.

Gourock – Cardwell Garden Centre.

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