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Covid Community Testing

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So, what is Community Testing?

This is testing for people who have no Covid-19 symptoms but who could still be infectious and spreading the virus without knowing it.

Why should I get tested?

Almost 1 in 3 people who have Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing the virus on to loved ones, friends and others in the community.

By getting tested you can find out if you are positive, and take immediate action to stop the spread of the virus to others, by self-isolating.

Where can I get tested if I’ve no symptoms?

  • Glebe Park Neighbourhood Centre, Kirkcaldy
    Open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm
  • Savoy Sports Centre, Methil
    Open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm
  • Tryst Centre, Dunfermline
    Open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm
  • Kelty Community Centre car park
    Open Monday & Thursday 9am-3.30pm
  • Lochgelly Centre car park
    Open Tuesday, Friday 9am-3.30pm, & Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Benarty Centre car park
    Open Wednesday 9am-3.30pm & Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Kinghorn Community Centre car park
    Open Mondays 9am-3.30pm
  • Burntisland Links car park
    Open Tuesdays 9am-3.30pm
  • Aberdour Train Station car park
    Open Wednesdays 9am-3.30pm
  • Dalgety Bay Leisure Centre car park
    Open Thursdays 9am-3.30pm
  • Ferrytoll Park & Ride car park
    Open Fridays 9am-3.30pm

These are drop in facilities, with no need to make an appointment.  Opening times may change to meet local demand.


Combined testing (if you've symptoms or not) is available at :

  • Hall Street, Cowdenbeath (mobile site)
  • Kirkcaldy Town House Car Park (mobile site)

You must book to have a test at these locations:

How do I get home testing kits?

Lateral flow home testing kits are available to anyone who doesn't have COVID-19 symptoms. You can collect kits from:

  • Victory Memorial Hall, St Andrews, KY16 9XE
  • Regional Drive-Through Centre, Bankhead Car Park, Glenrothes, KY7 6GH
  • Glenrothes Miners Charitable Society, Glenrothes, KY7 5NL
  • Overton Community Centre, Kirkcaldy, KY13JP
  • Dell Farquharson Community Centre, Dunfermline, KY12 7DS
  • all Community Testing sites listed above
  • any community pharmacy across Fife or you can order them online and they'll be posted to your home.

What other testing centres are there in Fife?

Fife now has a lot of different types of testing centres, as well as many vaccination centres. This is a simple guide to the different types of centres:

Where can I find out more?

There's more information on what community testing involves on the NHS Fife website

What happens if I test positive and need to isolate?

The best way to stop Covid-19 is for those who are infected to stay away from everyone else, by self-isolating. We understand how difficult it can be to self-isolate and we want to help you, as much as we can, to do this.

Practical, confidential support is available within the Community Testing centre, to support you and your household, if you test positive and need to self-isolate. We can give you advice on different financial help which is available and help you to access it. There will also be food parcels at the centre so that you can go straight home if you test positive, without having to stop at the shop.

Don't let the worry of having to self-isolate stop you from getting tested. We're here to help where we can.

For more information on the different kinds of support we can offer, see the main Community Support and Assistance page.

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