Community testing

Mobile community testing is being offered across Aberdeenshire. Community Testing is the name for the testing programme for people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Community testing uses rapid or lateral flow tests.

It is estimated that 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not display symptoms and therefore some people will be spreading the virus without realising it. Testing without symptoms is entirely voluntarily. By visiting a Mobile Community Testing Centre and taking a rapid lateral flow test, residents will be able to better protect their family, colleagues and the wider community by ensuring they are not spreading the virus to others without knowing it.

You can also collect packs of personal home lateral flow test kits from the Mobile Community Testing Centres.

In some places we will be running additional pop-up or collect only sites.

Testing locations can change at short notice. Please check the latest timetable below to find out about our testing and collection locations.

You do not need an appointment to take a lateral flow test at a Mobile Community Testing Centre.

You should not attend any of these centres if you:

  • Have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have had a positive test in the last 90 days
  • Are currently self-isolating as a close contact

If you do have symptoms, isolate immediately and book a test via the gov.uk website or call 0300 303 2713.

We will use these testing facilities to support NHS colleagues to manage localised outbreaks, so locations and times may change at short notice. It is important that our system can be flexible to help support a Grampian-wide COVID-19 response.

For more information about testing, for those with or without symptoms, go to the NHS Inform website.

Timetable

Monday 25th October:

  • Peterhead: Maiden Street Car Park 10am to 3pm
  • Westhill: Swimming Pool 10am to 3pm
  • Portlethen: Swimming Pool (collect only10am to 12pm
  • Stonehaven: Market Square (collect only1pm to 3pm
  • Banff: Trinity Car Park (collect only10am to 12pm
  • Macduff: Aquarium Car Park (collect only1pm to 3pm

Tuesday 26th October:

  • Banchory: Fire Station 10am to 3pm
  • Huntly: Market Muir (collect only) 10am to 3pm
  • Oldmeldrum: Market Square (collect only10am to 3pm
  • Newburgh: Trellis Cafe (collect only10am to 12pm
  • Maud: Old Mart Resource Centre (collect only) 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 27th October:

  • Fraserburgh: Maconochie House 10am to 3pm
  • Inverurie: Fire Station 10am to 3pm
  • Stonehaven: Market Square (collect only10am to 3pm
  • Aboyne: Fire Station (collect only10am to 12pm
  • Torphins: The Learney Arms Car Park (collect only) 1pm to 3pm

Thursday 28th October:

  • Mintlaw: Macbi 10am to 3pm
  • Alford: Fire Station 10am to 3pm
  • Balmedie: Library Car Park (collect only10am to 12pm
  • Cruden Bay: Library Car Park (collect only) 1pm to 3pm
  • Laurencekirk: Fire Station (collect only10am to 12pm
  • Invbervie: Fire Station (collect only1pm to 3pm

Friday 29th October:

  • Ellon: Old Academy Car Park 10am to 3pm
  • Peterhead: Maiden Street Car Park 10am to 3pm
  • Inverurie: Fire Station (collect only10am to 3pm
  • Kintore: Forest Road Car Park (collect only10am to 12pm
  • Blackburn: Kinellar Community Hall (collect only1pm to 3pm