Army has set up Ravenscraig testing centre for Coronavirus

The UK Armed Forces have established a coronavirus testing site at Ravenscraig.

Thursday, 7th May 2020, 9:29 am

The testing centre is one of 13 mobile pop-up sites to be organised by the UK Armed Forces in Scotland to ensure that key workers and members of their household who are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 can undergo a test for the virus.

The Ravenscraig testing site is located within the sports centre of the car park andBy undergoing a test at the Ravenscraig facility, key workers in North Lanarkshire will be able to find out if they should be continuing with their vital work or whether they need to self-isolate.

People aged 65 or over and individuals unable to work from home who are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus are also able to receive a test at one of the UK Government centres.

Tests will be undertaken by swab and the results will be sent via text or e-mail.

Key workers can book their coronavirus tests by visiting – https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test.

Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig Councillor Nathan Wilson said:“The UK Government is fulfilling its promise to significantly increase testing capacity throughout the nation and our Armed Forces have moved at an extremely fast pace to establish test centres in Scotland.

“The testing site that has been established at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre will allow key workers in North Lanarkshire who are pivotal in our fight against this invisible killer to undergo a test for Covid-19.

“By creating this additional capacity to allow key workers in the Motherwell and Wishaw areas and across North Lanarkshire to undergo a test for Covid-19, we can ensure that they are able to keep going in their vital roles and provide essential support at this most challenging of times.”

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