Test and Protect System implemented across Scotland


The Scottish Government has rolled out the next step of it’s Test and Protect strategy today (28 May).  You can read the full announcement at the Scottish Government website.

From today everyone who has symptoms of Coronavirus is asked to book themselves in for a test as soon as those symptoms start to show.

Testing is available at several drive-in locations across the country.  Those who do not drive are asked to order a home testing kit.

If you start to show Coronavirus symptoms which include a fever, a new continuous cough or a change/loss of taste and smell, you should make arrangements to be tested as soon as possible.

Further details on testing can be found at this page of my website.


If you are tested positive for Coronavirus you should self isolate for 7 days, and anyone else in your household should isolate for 14 days.  You will be contacted by an NHS contact tracer who will work with you to ascertain who you came in to contact with recently.  These people will then be contacted and asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

You can book tests for yourself, or for others in your household who are exhibiting symptoms, with their consent.

For more Coronavirus and general health advice, please visit NHSInform.Scot