Testing remains an important way of breaking community transmission of COVID-19 and the Council’s Mobile Community Testing Bus will be visiting East Dunbartonshire’s secondary schools in the coming two weeks to encourage our school communities to continue testing to keep our schools safe and COVID-19 free.
Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody (pictured on the left) explains, "Testing kits remain available in schools for all teachers and school-based staff and also all secondary school pupils. In addition to this, our successful mobile testing bus will be visiting our secondary schools to remind staff and pupils alike of the importance of testing – and to provide guidance on taking a test for those that would like this support."
Pupils are being encouraged to visit the testing bus when it is at their school and whilst those over 16 can take the test themselves, those aged 12-15 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, with parents being advised of this opportunity and the school visit timetable through their school.
Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson (pictured on the right) added, "The bus visiting our secondary schools is a reminder to our school communities of the importance of testing. The current guidance is that our pupils and teachers should take a test twice a week and we encourage our school communities to take advantage of the bus when it visits to help keep our school communities safe and COVID-19 free."
The timetable for the mobile testing bus is published on the Council website at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/community-testing. The mobile testing bus is for those who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 only. Anyone with symptoms should book a PCR test through the NHS inform website - www.nhsinform.scot