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Coronavirus testing centre in Highlands closed after Covid-19 outbreak


By Andrew Dixon

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The Covid-19 walk in testing centre in the Highland Council car park. Picture: James Mackenzie..
The Covid-19 walk in testing centre in the Highland Council car park. Picture: James Mackenzie..

A coronavirus testing centre in Inverness has closed after some of its workforce contracted Covid-19.

Some workers at the site at Highland Council headquarters are self-isolating following the outbreak.

It is understood six of the workforce tested positive for Covid-19.

Mitie operates the facility for the UK government.

"Following a small number of employees testing positive for Covid-19, the decision was made to close the test centre in line with health and safety procedures," said a Mitie spokeswoman.

The site has been deep cleaned and reopened from 8am today.

There are other testing facilities in the city.

Related article: New UK government walk-through coronavirus testing site opens at Highland Council headquarters in Inverness



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