COVID-19 testing has been opened up to everyone who is symptomatic and aged over five.

This means anyone who is displaying any of the three main symptoms of coronavirus – continuous cough, high temperature, or loss of sense of taste or smell – will be able to book a test at the drive-through or mobile test centres.

A limited number of home test kits are also available through this programme.

The expansion of testing has been praised by the town’s MSP, Gil Paterson.

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He said: “This expansion of testing to anyone symptomatic is a welcomed development as we seek to eradicate the coronavirus.

“With the ramped-up testing, everyone will be able to know whether or not they should be isolating.

“As well as allowing more people to have a case of Covid-19 confirmed, the expansion will also be helpful as we build towards our strategy of test, trace, isolate and support.

“This is especially important as we start to emerge gradually from lockdown.”