WITH EFFECT from Monday 22 March Covid-19 testing for HGV drivers will no longer be available at the DFDS site in Larkhall.

HGV drivers requiring to obtain a negative Covid-19 test result prior to an onward journey to France will be able to obtain a test at one of the following community testing sites:

Community Testing Sites

Maxwell Centre, 70 Stenhouse Street Cowdenbeath KY4 9DD; Aberdeen University, Butchart Centre, University Road, Aberdeen AB24 3UT; Prestwick Community Centre, Caerlaverock Road, Prestwick KA9 1HP; Larkhall Leisure Centre, Broomhill Drive, Larkhall, ML9 1QP; Rescue Hall, 25 Prince Street, Peterhead AB42 1QE; Scout Hall, 34 Fife Street, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 5EG; Glebe Centre, Glebe Park, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1BL; Chapel Community Centre, Chapel Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6TT; Castlepark Community Centre, 4 Castlepark Cir, Irvine, KA12 9LQ; Rugby Social Club, 17 Bank Street, Annan, DG12 6AA; Loreburn Hall, Newhall Terrace, Dumfries, DG1 1LN; Carlingwark Outdoor Education Centre, Lochside Park, Castle Douglas, DG7 1EZ; Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP; Hurlford Community Centre, Cessnock Road, Hurlford, Kilmarnock, KA1 5DD; Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, Govanhill, Glasgow, G42 8JL; Glasgow Central Mosque, 1 Mosque Avenue, Glasgow, G5 9TA; Cowan Park 7s Pavilion, Aurs Road, Barrhead, G78 2RN; Auchinairn Early Learning and Community Centre, Beech Road, Auchinairn, G64 1NE; Clydebank East Community Centre, 65 North Elgin Street, Clydebank, G81 1BY; Leven Valley Enterprise Centre, Castlehill Road, Dumbarton, G82 5BN; Gamble Halls, 44 Shore Street, Gourock, PA19 1RG; Airdrie Leisure Centre, Motherwell Street, Airdrie, ML6 7HU; Forres House Community Centre, High Street, Forres, IV36 1BU; Savoy Centre, Byron Street, Methil, Levenmouth, KY8 3JQ; Polmont Sport Centre, Salmon Inn Road, Polmont, FK2 0XF.

  • RHA have been advised that the UK Government is proposing to withdraw the testing facility at Manston in Kent on a similar timetable. Consequently it is essential that drivers now obtain their Covid-19 test locally or at another site which is convenient.

It is also important for drivers to note that the network of community testing sites cannot accommodate drivers presenting for a test in their HGVs, so drivers must make alternative travel arrangements.

The sites listed may be subject to change. Therefore, it is important that drivers continue to check for updates, opening times etc. on the respective NHS Board’s website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)


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