Renfrew residents are being urged to find out if they have Covid-19 as a temporary testing site opens tomorrow.

The testing site will be in operation for two weeks and aims to help stop the spread of the disease locally.

It can be visited at the car park of Kirklandneuk Community Centre until Friday, June 18 and tests should be booked online in advance at

The testing site is based in the car park of Kirklandneuk Community Centre and is for anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the local area.

The site will be open from 10am until 6pm each day, apart from Wednesday, June 9.

People who do have Covid symptoms, such as a new, persistent cough, and those not displaying any symptoms can attend the site and take a PCR test.

Residents without Covid-19 symptoms can also collect free lateral flow test kits from Renfrew Town Hall to take home with them.

Renfrew Town Hall will operate as a drop-in collection point on weekdays from 9am until 5pm until Friday, June 18.

Renfrewshire Council depute leader Jim Paterson said: "Case numbers have been growing and testing is hugely important in identifying cases and working to reduce transmission. Testing sites have had people attend who test positive while experiencing or reporting no symptoms, and they may have unknowingly been transmitting the virus to others.

"The temporary testing site at Kirklandneuk Community Centre is part of the national community testing programme. We are also establishing this temporary collection point at the town hall to give residents of Renfrew as many options as possible to take a test. By doing so, they will be helping themselves, their loved ones and their community.”

Anyone who tests positive will be required to self-isolate - along with the rest of their household - for ten days.

Financial support is available and people may be eligible for a Self-Isolation Support Grant which can be applied for via Renfrewshire Council.

More information is available at