Coronavirus Testing

We are aware that a lot of people have access to COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests at home.

Please note that if you have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection (cough, temperature, new shortness of breath), the only suitable test is a PCR test, booked via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.

We are also aware that patients with the new Delta variant are experiencing slightly different symptoms (e.g. sore throat, runny nose, aching muscles and headaches) and would ask you to book a PCR test if you develop these symptoms.

Lateral Flow Tests are not reliable enough to rule out symptomatic COVID-19 infection and should only be used for people who do not have symptoms (when screening for very mild infection). They have also not to be used if you have been told to self-isolate or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

If you contact the surgery with symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection you will be asked to self-isolate and organise a PCR test, even if you have already undertaken a Lateral Flow Test.

For further information, please follow this link: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested/pages/covid-symptoms/


COVID-19 Vaccinations

Main Street Medical Centre is delighted to announce that we have successfully finished our COVID-19 immunisation programme to our patient group aged 75 years and over as well as patients who are currently on the Shielding register. 

All other patients should receive an appointment date and time from the National Booking System.

If you wish to reschedule your vaccination appointment, please click here or call the Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.

To encourage as many people as possible have access to a COVID-19 vaccination, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is changing the criteria for their drop-in clinics.

Drop-ins will be open to those who have not had a first dose of vaccine, and those who have waited over 8 weeks for their second dose and do not have an appointment booked.

The drop-in centres are offering Pfizer to people aged 18 to 39 and AstraZeneca is available for people aged 40 years old and over as a first dose. They are also offering second doses to anyone who is eight weeks from their first AstraZeneca vaccination.

To view the timetable for the COVID-19 vaccination drop-in centres, please visit https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-issues/covid-19-coronavirus/for-patients-the-public/covid-vaccinations/drop-in-vaccinations/ or follow our Facebook page here where we are sharing the venues each day.

For further information on the COVID-19 vaccination, please visit NHSinform here.

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