A BRAND new walkthrough Covid testing site has opened at Glasgow Green.

The site opened its doors today at the Glasgow Green Hockey Centre. 

It will be open for testing from 8am until 8pm seven days a week.

PCR tests need to be booked in advance and are open to those who are showing symptoms of coronavirus.

At-home lateral flow testing kits, for asymptomatic testing, will also be available for pick-up at the new site in Glasgow Green.

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Health Minister Lord Bethell said: “New walk-in sites like this one makes it even easier to get a test no matter where you live.

"If you have symptoms of coronavirus, I urge you to book a test today and follow the advice of NHS Test and Protect if you are contacted to protect others and stop the spread of the virus.”

UK Government Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart added: 

“I’d like to thank the public for continuing to do the right thing by coming forward to be tested if they show symptoms.

“This new walk-through facility in Glasgow is the latest in our extensive network of testing centres supporting people in all parts of the UK.” 

Simon Venn, Mitie Chief Government & Strategy Officer, said: “Our priority during the pandemic is to support the nation’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and help keep the country running.

"Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat coronavirus and we’re proud to support the UK Government with this vital task. A big thank you to all the NHS staff, Mitie employees and other frontline heroes in Glasgow Green, who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe.”