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Last chance to pick up LFD tests at pop-up collection points in Highlands next week

By Alan Shields

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LFD test kits to be handed out.
LFD test kits to be handed out.

Packs of Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests will be distributed from several Highland locations next week – for the last time.

The Highland Council and NHS Highland have been working in partnership to increase the availability of tests throughout the Highlands.

Free packs of LFD tests have been made available to the public in several outdoor locations across the region.

Staff have also been present to give guidance on how to take the test.

The deployments have not been due to any particular outbreak in the areas visited.

After Thursday (April 14) the Highland Council and NHS Highland’s Community Testing Programme will no longer be providing free LFD tests to the general public.

In this final week, each collection point may close earlier than advertised if their allocation of test kits is handed out before the advertised closing time.

Packs of LFD tests for anyone without symptoms will be available to collect at the following locations:

Monday April 11

Kingussie Ardvonie Car Park 9:30am-12noon

Aviemore Retail Park 1pm-3:30pm

Invergordon Library 9am-12noon

Alness High Street (Bank Lane) 1pm-4pm

Tuesday April 12

Beauly The Square 9am-12noon

Conon Bridge High Street Car Park 1pm-4pm

Dornoch Cathedral Square 9:30am-12noon

Tain High Street (Service Point) 1pm-3:30pm

Wednesday April 13

Ullapool Tesco Car Park 9:30am-3pm

Thurso High Street Car Park 10am-2:30pm

Thursday April 14

Portree Somerled Square 10am-2:30pm

Golspie Fountain Road Car Park 10am-12noon

Brora Gower Lane Car Park 1pm-3pm

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