COMMUNITY testing for people with no Covid-19 symptoms is set to begin in the Wee County tomorrow.

A walk-in testing centre will be open to all in the Wee County when it opens in Alva on Thursday, April 8.

The centre at the Cochrane Hall will be open between 12noon and 6pm until Saturday and again on Sunday, April 11, between 9am and 12noon.

UPDATE: A walk-in testing centre will also open at Sauchie Hall two weeks later.

This centre will also be open during the above times between Thursday, April 22, and Sunday, April 25.

Appointments cannot be booked as community testing centres offer a walk-in service.

The testing is for people who have no coronavirus symptoms but could still be infectious, spreading the virus without knowing it.

The tests are voluntary with hopes people will take part in a bid to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the area.

It is understood the centre will be using lateral flow tests, which can be completed on-site within 30 minutes.

The test detects the presence or absence of the virus from a swab or saliva sample.

People will be able to wait for their test results on-site or in their car and be told face-to-face. Alternatively, they can go home and receive the results by text message.

Those with symptoms should arrange for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test here or call 0300 303 2713.

Visit the council website for more information.