Testing options for COVID-19 in the Falkirk area are:

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Lateral Flow Device (LFD)

LFD testing sites

If you have no COVID-19 symptoms, you can be tested at:

  • Falkirk Stadium
  • Howgate Shopping Centre
  • Falkirk Community Hospital (old WRVS shop at main entrance)

You can get tested and pick up a pack of LFD home testing kits on the following days:

Day Howgate Falkirk Stadium Community Hospital
Monday CLOSED CLOSED 8:30am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm 1:00pm - 7:30pm CLOSED
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm 1:00pm - 7:30pm CLOSED
Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 7:30pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday CLOSED 10:00am - 5:30pm * 8:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday CLOSED 10:00am - 5:30pm 8:30am - 4:00pm

* When Falkirk FC are playing at home, the test centre will open 10am - 1pm only

The Howgate testing centre will be closed Friday 15 October. All other test centres will be open as normal.


LFD collection points

You can pick up a pack of LFD home testing kits from:

Or order a pack of 7 LFD tests to use at home (as part of the Scottish Governments universal test programme).

Polmont Sports Centre

Polmont Sports Centre has returned to business as normal and will no longer be an LFD test site.

However you can pick up a pack of 7 LFD home test kits there.

Pharmacies

Many pharmacists within the Falkirk area are also providing LFD collection points.

You can use the NHS website to find out the addresses and get directions to those in Falkirk providing this service.


Once you've had an LFD test

If you have taken an LFD test - whether at home or at a testing site - we would be very interested to hear from you.

As part of the Scottish Government Test to Find programme, Lateral Flow Device tests or Rapid testing has been rolled out throughout Falkirk and Forth Valley to test those who display no COVID-19 symptoms.

Below is a questionnaire asking about your testing experience:

  • It takes between 3-5 minutes to complete.
  • Your opinion will assist us to continue providing asymptomatic testing within your area.
  • We are not asking for any personal details - please do not include any details which could be used to identify you.

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

We have 2 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test sites in the Falkirk area:

PCR tests are mainly for people who have COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been identified as a close contact through Test and Protect.

You need to make an appointment to get tested at either of the PCR test sites.

You can make an appointment online or phone 0300 303 2713.

Test samples are sent to a lab to be checked and most people get their result the next day, but it may take up to 3 days.

You'll usually get a text or email with your result when it's ready.


Abbotsford House

Lammermoor Avenue
Bainsford
FK2 7ZS
Days open Opening hours
Monday to Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Bo'ness Recreation Centre

Gauze Road
Bo’ness
EH51 9QB

The Bo'ness test site is open every 2 weeks. And will open Monday to Sunday, weeks beginning:

  • 20 September 2021
  • 04 October 2021
  • 18 October 2021
Days open Opening hours
Monday to Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 5:00pm

Community drop-off

We are offering a home testing drop-off service where you can order a PCR test to be delivered and collected from your home.

You can use this service if:

  • you are asymptomatic or need a confirmation test after a positive LFD test and are unable to access our other testing services.
  • you do not have access to a priority postbox and as such cannot use the NHS home kit service.

Those wishing to access the service can call Monday to Friday 9am-5pm or email:


Additional information

Please remember to follow FACTS and social distance regardless of whether you have had a test.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): local protection levels | Scottish Government