The following advice is taken from the Scottish Government website. You can find out more about the changes to testing for Covid-19 here.
The way you get tested for coronavirus in Scotland depends on whether you are showing symptoms for Covid.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should isolate and book a PCR test – this advice has not changed and testing will continue until 30 April 2022. Follow the guidance on NHS Inform on self-isolating and booking a test.
Free LFD tests are no longer generally available to members of the public.
Some groups can still get free LFD tests. You can order tests if you are:
- a fully vaccinated close contact of someone who has tested positive
- self-isolating due to having tested positive
- visiting a hospital or care home
- an unpaid carer
- eligible for covid treatments
Health and care workers will continue to access lateral flow testing through their workplace.