It is now even easier to access rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for those without symptoms in Largs and surrounding area, with three options to choose from

You can go to the the Asymptomatic Test Site at the Brisbane Centre in Largs; or collec a test kit from several locations across Ayrshire and Arran; or by requesting a test kit to be sent to your home.

Residents who don’t have any of the three COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change in sense of taste or smell) are encouraged to get tested.

Lynne McNiven, Director of Public Health for NHS Ayrshire & Arran, explains: “Testing will help us to identify more cases of the virus and give us all a better chance of stopping it from spreading.

“It is important that you are tested regularly, particularly if you are a key worker and must attend work. Even if you have been vaccinated, it is still important that you get tested regularly. This is particularly important if you are visiting a loved one in hospital or a care home, or if you are travelling to a Scottish island.”

The Largs Asymptomatic Test site at the Brisbane Centre in Bath Street and is availabe each day from 10am to 6pm until Wednesday June 9, and there is no need to book.

This site is only for people without symptoms. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or anyone who has been identified as a close contact, should book a test in the usual way via or by calling 0800 028 2816.

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You can also collect a rapid lateral flow devices (LFD) test kit from the Asymptomatic Test Sites or from one of the test sites in Grand Hall in Kilmarnock or Prestwick Airport between 3.30pm and 8pm. You do not need to book an appointment.

An LFD collection point is available on on Cumbrae, an LFD collection point is available Friday and Saturday between 11am and 3.30pm at the Garrison House, Clifton Street, Millport.

To find the location nearest to you, you can visit

Alternatively, you can arrange to have a LFD test kit delivered to your home. To order a test, visit


Further advice and information on what support is available for people who need to self-isolate is available from

Lynne McNiven adds: “A test only tells us if we are positive at the point in time that we are being tested. It does not mean that we can stop following all of the rules and guidelines which are in place to protect all of us.

“The FACTS guidance remains as important as ever. This will help to protect our families, communities and the NHS.”

· F – Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport (buses, trains and taxis)

· A – Avoid crowded places.

· C – Clean your hands frequently, using water & soap whenever possible.

· T – Two metres – observe physical distancing.

· S – Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.