Mobile Covid Testing Unit in Dunbar Saturday 25th July

People with NO COVID-19 symptoms can get tested at the Mobile testing units operating at Dunbar Leisure Pool this Saturday (25th July) from 10am-6pm.

Click here for other testing options available throughout East Lothian

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Water Safety Advice – 25 July 10am-2pm, North Berwick Beach

World Drowning Prevention Day is on the 25/07/21 and with the high rise in visitors to our coastlines, and the better weather coming in police will be at the RNLI slip on North Berwick beach on Sunday 25th July between 10am and 2pm along with partners from Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, RNLI and HM Coastguard to offer water safety advice.

There has been an increase recently with people needing rescued from the sea who have been on inflatables intended for use in swimming pools, and we would strongly advise that these are not used in the sea.

Know the tide times and wind directions before entering the sea, and know how to swim out of a rip current if you end up swimming in one.

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Mobile Covid Testing Arrangements Dunbar 17th and 18th July

People with NO COVID-19 symptoms can get tested at the Mobile testing units operating at Dunbar Leisure Pool this weekend from 10am-6pm.

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Permanent drop-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic at East Lothian Community Hospital from 7th July


THE East Lothian Community Hospital will become a permanent drop-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic from today (Wednesday 7th July).

The Haddington facility will be open every day including weekends for all adults over 18.

It will be open 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm.

Those with scheduled appointments and those without can all attend.

People still to receive their first dose can visit the clinic, as can those waiting for a second dose who received their first dose more than eight weeks ago.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Drop In for Over 18s at Community Hospital This Weekend

EAST Lothian Community Hospital is again being used as a Covid-19 vaccine drop-in centre.

People over the age of 18 can visit the Haddington hospital either today (Saturday 3 July) or tomorrow (Sunday 4 July).

The hospital will be open as a drop-in centre from 8.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 3.30pm both days for anyone over the age of 18.

Anyone attending needs to have not received their first dose, or it has been more than eight weeks since the first dose.

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Covid-19 Vaccination Drop-In at Community Hospital This Weekend For the Over 40s

EAST Lothian Community Hospital will be used as a Covid-19 vaccine drop-in centre this weekend.

People over the age of 40 can visit the Haddington hospital either today (Saturday) or Sunday for their first or second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The hospital will be open for drop-in vaccinations from 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm on both days.

Anyone over the age of 40, who have not yet had their first dose – for whatever reason – can attend the clinic without an appointment, while those who are waiting for their second dose can turn up as long as they received their first injection of the AstraZeneca vaccine at least eight weeks before.

You do not need to be registered with a GP to come to a drop-in clinic

People will be seen on a first come first served basis.

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Mobile Covid Testing Arrangements Dunbar from 18th to 26th June

Almost 1 in 3 people with the virus don’t realise they have it and could be passing it on, especially to younger people who have not yet had the vaccine. With cases of the virus continuing to rise in East Lothian, a number of testing options continue to be in place locally for people who don’t have symptoms – a fever, cough, or loss or change of smell.

People with NO COVID-19 symptoms can get tested at the Mobile testing units operating at Dunbar Leisure Pool from 10am-6pm on the following dates:

Friday, 18 June, Saturday 19 June, and Monday 21 June to Saturday 26 June

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A1 Trunk Road at Thorntonloch Resurfacing works – 5th to 13th July

BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are planning to carry out essential resurfacing works on the A1 Trunk Road at Thorntonloch.

The works are programmed to be carried out under a full road closure between 7:30pm – 6am from Monday 5th July to Tuesday 13th July, with no works planned to be undertaken during the weekends. A signed diversion route will be in place between Old Craighall Roundabout and Berwick Bypass via the A720, A68, A697 and A6105, which adds an estimated 26 minutes and 6.6 miles to affected journeys

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times and physical distancing measures in line with Scottish Government guidance will be in place on site to ensure the safety of site staff. Local access will also be maintained throughout the duration of the works, although some disruption is inevitable.

If you require any further information on any of the proposed works please do not hesitate to contact Scott Dodds by email at SEConsultationRoads@bearscotland.co.uk.

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