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Covid Community Testing


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 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
  • Savoy Sports Centre, Methil
    Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
    (From Friday 30 April the Savoy Centre will operate as a Community Testing site and a mass vaccination clinic.)
  • Tryst Centre, Dunfermline
    Open Mon-Wed & Fri 8am-4pm, Thurs 11am-7pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
    (Due to the Scottish Parliamentary Elections the Tryst Centre site will be closed on Thursday 6 May, reopening at 11am on Friday 7 May.)
  • Benarty Centre Car Park, Ballingry (mobile site)
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-3.30pm
  • Parkgate Community Centre  Car Park (rear), Rosyth (mobile site)
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-3.30pm, Sat & Sun tbc

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

How do I get home testing kits?

From Monday 26 April 2021, lateral flow home testing kits are available to anyone who doesn't have COVID-19 symptoms. You can collect kits from local walk-in/drive-through testing sites or you can order them online and they'll be posted to your home.

Please note - home testing kits are not currently available from our Community Testing sites listed above.

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 loads 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 as.

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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