The UK Government has opened a new walk-through Coronavirus testing centre in Glasgow.
The facility, located at the Centre of Executive Education Building within Glasgow Caledonian University, is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history.
In Scotland, this comprises of eight drive-through sites, 54 walk-through sites, 42 mobile units, plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab, which is working round the clock to process samples.
Health Minister, Lord Bethell, said: “We have built the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities in British history to ensure that everyone can get tested for COVID-19 regularly.
The UK is now a testing juggernaut, performing more tests than any comparable European country, which is helping to break chains of transmission, save lives, and detect variants of concern
“As a result, the UK is now a testing juggernaut, performing more tests than any comparable European country, which is helping to break chains of transmission, save lives, and detect variants of concern.
“And new walk-in sites like this one make it even easier to get a test no matter where you live.”
UK Government Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart, adds: “The UK Government continues to provide the bulk of testing in Scotland, a programme which is vital to our recovery from this pandemic.
“Alongside the rollout of UK Government-funded vaccines, testing is helping us to manage the virus, slow down the rate of transmission, and protect communities.
“This new walk-through facility in Glasgow is the latest in our extensive network of testing centres supporting people in all parts of the UK.
The facility is being managed by Mitie, which has won a £365m contract to manage 175 regional and local Coronavirus test sites and 105 mobile testing units across England, Scotland, and Wales.