A drive-through coronavirus testing facility is now open at Prestwick Airport, as part of the UK Government’s drive to increase testing across the UK.

This new facility is in addition to five drive-through sites already being funded by the UK Government and operating in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness. The military are also providing the Scottish Government with 13 pop up mobile testing sites currently operating across Scotland.

Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste, can book an appointment on the NHS website or by calling 0300 303 2713 to be tested for whether they currently have coronavirus.

In addition to the regional test sites, 116 mobile testing units operated by the Armed Forces travel around the UK to further increase access to coronavirus testing. They respond to need, travelling to test at sites including care homes, police stations and prisons. New units are being brought into operation each day.

The UK Government has set up a home-testing service, supported by Amazon's logistics network and other commercial partners. Home test kits can be delivered to someone’s door so they can test themselves and their family without leaving the house.

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said: “This new UK Government-funded testing site at Prestwick Airport will help key workers in the area continue their vital work, helping to look after those who need it most. This new centre means that six drive-through centres are now operating in Scotland, as well as 13 mobile units run by the army. The UK Government is expanding our COVID-19 testing capacity right across the UK.”