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.
For more information on testing options visit: http://nhsinform.scot/testing
It is really important you remember to record your test result, even if it is negative or void. Reporting results helps to give a better picture of the level of coronavirus in the community.
Regional Testing Sites
Fleming House, Cumbernauld (8am-8pm)
Chapel lane Car Park, Airdrie (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.