Coronavirus Regional Testing Centre and Mobile Testing Units update


29th July 2020

As of today, the drive-through Coronavirus Tayside regional testing facility will now be situated at Dudhope Castle, Dundee

Anyone with Coronavirus symptoms, however mild, can get a free swab test that takes less than a minute. Tests should be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms begin or by calling 0300 303 2713.

The facility will provide self-administered tests for the community and anyone who gets a test at the site can expect to receive their results the next day.

Access to the site at Dudhope Castle is via Barrack Road in the city centre and the testing site is in the staff car park within the grounds of the castle on the west side. The public car park will be unaffected and will remain operational.

In addition to this, there will be changes to the mobile testing units, which had previously operated from Michelin Athletic Club in Dundee.

From the 3rdAugust, these units will focus service provision in Angus and Perth & Kinross.

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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