Army testing unit due to set up in Lochgilphead

Soldiers carry out COVID-19 testing in the car park of Oban's hospital.

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If you are an essential worker forced to self-isolate, help could be on its way.

A mobile army COVID-19 testing unit is travelling around Argyll and Bute and if you meet the criteria, you can now apply for an appointment for yourself and your household to get tested.

Find out if you qualify and get more information on the UK Government website.

The mobile testing unit is planning to be in Lochgilphead on Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16.

Due to the nature of the work carried out by the army, these plans could change at very short notice.

The advice by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is to check its website on Friday morning to ensure that the testing unit is on location in the town.