Covid-19 testing unit returns to Dunbar following increase in positive cases

A mobile testing unit will return to Dunbar tomorrow morningnote-0 - two days earlier than planned - following a recent increase in cases in the area.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 4:57 pm

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The mobile unit will be sited in the car park at Dunbar Leisure Pool and will be open from 10am to 6pm daily up to and including Sunday, June 7.

The pop-up centre is offering walk-in appointments on the day, alternatively appointments can be made from 6pm on the day before you want to take a test online.

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The pop-up centre is offering walk-in appointments on the day.

People have been encouraged to get tested here to help stop the spread, even if they’ve received their vaccination.

Sharon Saunders, Head of Communities, said: “In recent days some new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the Dunbar area. While the numbers are still relatively low, it underlines the fact that transmission of the virus remains a real risk.

“Almost one in three people who have Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing the virus on to loved ones and people in the community.

“Good progress is being made in suppressing Covid-19 – as reflected by East Lothian’s move to Level 1 later this week - and with the rollout of the vaccination programme, but localised increases in virus prevalence show we must all remain on our guard.

“By visiting the mobile people can find out if they are positive, and take immediate action to stop the spread of the virus to others, by self-isolating.”

If you live in Dunbar and wish to book an appointment CLICK HERE.

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