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Community testing

Rapid coronavirus testing is available for people with and without symptoms in North Lanarkshire. 

Asymptomatic testing video

Asymptomatic testing video

Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 have no symptoms but may be passing the virus on to loved ones, friends and the wider community without knowing it.

Not everyone who has coronavirus will have symptoms, so people could be spreading the disease without knowing it.

Testing for positive cases and encouraging those people to self-isolate means we have a better chance of stopping the virus spreading.

The community testing initiative, in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, Scottish Government and the council, aims to drive down local COVID-19 rates and transmission by identifying positive cases more quickly.

Everyone can now get two free coronavirus tests every week, to stop the spread and keep us moving forward. Find out more: http://nhsinform.scot/testing

You are also able to pick up home test kits from participating pharmacies, and local and regional testing sites which are listed below. To find your collection point, visit: https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/

It is really important you remember to record your test result, even if it is negative or void. Reporting every result helps to give a better picture of the level of coronavirus in the community.

Airdrie Leisure Centre

People in North Lanarkshire who do NOT have any of the three main Covid-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, temperature, loss or change in sense of taste or smell) are encouraged to get tested. You do not need to book and can turn up at Airdrie Leisure Centre, Motherwell St, Airdrie, ML6 7HU. LFD kits can also been collected from the site during these times. 

Monday – Friday

9.30am – 12.00pm & 1pm – 4.30pm

Saturday & Sunday

9.30am – 12.00pm & 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Testing using lateral flow devices (LFD) takes less than 15 minutes and you will receive your results in around 45 minutes. Any positive cases will then be confirmed by PCR test. Anyone who receives a positive test will be asked to self-isolate. 

LFD collection pop-up sites

Please remember to clearly follow the instructions on the testing kit you collect. There are two types of kits, one is throat and nasal swab; and one is a nasal swab only. 

Lateral flow testing devices can be collected at pop-up sites from the following locations between 10am until 2pm on the dates listed below unless otherwise stated:

Week 1:

Monday - Jim Foley Centre, Wishaw: 17/01; 31/01; 14/02; 28/02; 14/03

Tuesday - Garrell Vale Kilsyth: 18/01; 01/02; 15/02; 01/03; 15/03

Wednesday - Pivot Centre, Moodiesburn: 19/01; 02/02; 16/02; 02/03; 16/03

Thursday - Old Monkland Community Centre: 20/01; 03/02; 17/02; 03/03; 17/03

Friday - Burnhead Community Centre, Viewpark: 21/01; 04/02; 18/02; 04/03; 18/03

Week 2

Monday - Isa Money Centre, Motherwell: 24/01; 07/02; 21/02; 07/03; 21/03

Tuesday - Shawhead Community Centre, Coatbridge: 25/01; 08/02; 22/02; 08/03; 22/03

Tuesday - Salsburgh Community Centre (11-2pm): 25/01; 08/02; 22/02; 08/03; 22/03

Wednesday - Shotts Community Facility: 26/01; 09/02; 23/02; 09/03; 23/03

Thursday - Harthill Community Centre: 27/01; 10/02; 24/02; 10/03; 24/03

Friday - Joe McKay Community Centre, Bellshill: 14/01; 28/01; 11/02; 25/02; 11/03; 25/03

Additional LFD collection sites

Broadwood Leisure Centre – Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 2.30pm

Drumpellier Country Park cafeteria area: Monday Wednesday and Friday – 9.30am – 4.30pm 

Ravenscraig Sports Facility - Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 2.30pm

Strathclyde Country Park cafeteria area: Tuesday and Thursday – 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Summerlee Heritage Park – Thursday between 9.30am – 2.30pm 

Time Capsule, Coatbridge - Saturday and Sundays between 9.30am – 2.30pm 

Tryst Sports Centre, Cumbernauld - Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm and Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 2.30pm 

Wishaw Sports Centre, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 2.30pm

Mobile and regional testing sites

Please remember to book a test before attending these sites.

Mobile Sites

  •  Airdrie Leisure Centre Car Park (10am - 4pm)
  • The Edward Lawson Centre, Wishaw (10am - 4pm)
  • Chapelhall Senior Citizens Centre & Car Park (10am - 4:30pm)
  • Sir Matt Busby Sports Centre, Bellshill (10am - 4pm)
  • Time Capsule, Coatbridge (10am - 4:30pm)
  • Iain Nicholson Recreation Centre, Chryston (10am - 4:30pm)
  • Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre - Car Park 2 just past the Watersports Centre (10am - 4:30pm)

Regional Testing Sites 

Fleming House, Cumbernauld (8am-8pm)                            

Chapel lane Car Park, Airdrie (8am-8pm)              

Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld (8am-8pm)

Wishaw Sport Centre Car Park, Wishaw (8am – 8pm)

Aquatec Sport Centre Car Park, Motherwell (8am – 8pm)

Lateral flow testing devices can be collected from all of these sites.

To book a test, go to NHS Inform or call 0800 028 2816 if you cannot get online.

Anyone who receives a positive test result will be asked to self-isolate. Dedicated support is available to anyone who needs to self-isolate, including financial and food support. Contact North Lanarkshire Council's Community Assistance Helpline on 0300 555 0407, which is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Further advice and information on what support is available for people who need to self-isolate is available from NHS Inform or northlanarkshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

LFD demo test

LFD Testing Demo

Page last updated:
14 Jan 2022

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