Stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh – Testing Update

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop new variants spreading in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising again across Edinburgh, so we’re still asking people to keep testing, even if they’ve been vaccinated.

People with no COVID-19 symptoms and haven’t been identified as a close contact can come along for a test at one of our community test centres or mobile test units run by the Scottish Ambulance Service. There’s no need to book and testing is free, fast and safe. People with symptoms must book a PCR test online or call National Testing Centre on 119.

Community test centres

You will take a lateral flow test which will take around 15 minutes and we’ll send you your results in around 45 minutes.

  •   McDonald Road Library, from Monday 13 September until Saturday 25 September (closed Sundays), 9am to 6pm
  •   Fountainbridge Library from Monday 13 September until Saturday 25 September (closed Sundays), 9am to 6pm
  •   Blackhall Library, from Monday 27 September until Saturday 9 October (closed Sundays), 9am to 6pm
  •   Wester Hailes Library, from Monday 27 September until Saturday 9 October (closed Sundays), 9am to 6pm Mobile test unitsYou will take a PCR test which will be sent to a laboratory. You will be sent your results in 24 to 72 hours.
  •   Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Castlehill from Monday 13 September to Sunday 19 September, 10am to 5pm. There is no parking at this location, please arrive by foot.
  •   James Pringle Weavers, Bangor Road, Leith from Monday 13 September to Sunday 19 September, 10am to 5pm
  •   Faith Mission, 2-4 Drum Street, Gilmerton, EH17 8QG from Monday 13 September to Sunday 26 September, 10am to5pm
  •   Edinburgh University, Buccleuch Place outside the lecture theatre, from Monday 13 September to Sunday 26 Septem- ber, 10am to 5pm
  •   Craigmillar Medical Centre, 106 Niddrie Mains Road, from Monday 13 September to Sunday 26 September, Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm
  •   Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters Way, until Sunday 26 September, Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
  •   Edinburgh University, Keir St (car park), from Monday 20 September to Sunday 3 October, 10am to 5pm.

  • If you can’t get to one of the test centres, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the NationalTesting Centre on 119 or collect them from most chemists or libraries in Edinburgh.
  • Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community.
  • By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self- isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.
  • You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting
  • Please can you share this with your contacts in the community and encourage people to come along for testing. Thank you for your help.

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Trinity Community Council Online Meeting access cancelled for tonight. Physical Meeting still goes ahead (7pm – 9pm) at Inverleith St. Serfs Church.

Due to a recent Covid related issue, it will be impossible to host the Trinity Community Council Meeting online tonight.

The physical, in-person meeting will still take place in the small hall at Inverleith St. Serfs Church at 7pm – 9pm

Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Trinity Community Council September Meeting (Inverleith & St Serfs Church and Online). Monday 13th September 7pm – 9pm.

The Trinity Community Council Meeting returns to Inverleith & St Serfs Church (Small Hall) on Monday 13th September.

Unfortunately, online access to the meeting has had to be cancelled due to a Covid related issue with key TCC personnel.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused and hopefully you can still attend in person.

Please see attached below the meeting Agenda:

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Covid Testing Sites (for those with no COVID symptoms)

Please see below the list of testing sites for those with no COVID symptoms in Edinburgh.  

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Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop new variants spreading in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising again across Edinburgh, so we’re still asking people to keep testing, even if they’ve been vaccinated. 

People with no COVID-19 symptoms and haven’t been identified as a close contact can come along for a test at one of our community test centres or mobile test units run by the Scottish Ambulance Service. There’s no need to book and testing is free, fast and safe. People with symptoms must book a PCR test online or call National Testing Centre on 119.

Community test centres

You will take a lateral flow test which will take around 15 minutes and we’ll send you your results in around 45 minutes.

  • Blackhall Library until Saturday 11 September (closed Sundays), 9am to 6pm
  • Gilmerton Library, Monday 6 September to Saturday 11 September, 9am to 6pm

Mobile test units

You will take a PCR test which will be sent to a laboratory. You will be sent your results in 24 to 72 hours.

  • Tumbles/Power League car park, 20 Westbank Street, Portobello EH15 1DR until Sunday 12 September, 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 9.30am to 5pm on Sundays
  • South East locality office, 40 Captain’s Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8QF until Sunday 12 September, 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and Sundays 9.30am to 5pm
  • The Assembly Rooms, George Street from Monday 6 September to Saturday 11 September 9am to 5pm
  • Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters Way, from Monday 6 September to Sunday 12 September, 10am to 5.30pm
  • Davidson’s Mains Parish Church car park, 1 Quality Street from Monday 6 September to Friday 10 September 9am to 4pm

If you can’t get to one of the test centres, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119 or collect them from most chemists or libraries in Edinburgh. 

Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.

You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting

Please can you share this with your contacts in the community and encourage people to come along for testing.

Thank you for your help.

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Priority Parking Area in Trinity Consultation Reminder (Closes this Monday 6th September

Priority Parking Area in Trinity

TCC encourages all residents to find out what this may mean for you and to complete the consultation at https://consultprojectcentre.co.uk/parkingph4

Just a wee reminder that the consultation closes this Monday (September 6th) so please try and add your response in time.

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Guide To New Fire Alarm Standards – Scotland

Guide To New Fire Alarm Standards – Scotland The law on fire alarms is changing. By February 2022, all homes in Scotland will be required to have interlinked fire alarms, meaning if one alarm goes off, they all go off. … Continue reading

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Warranty Scams

Warranty Scams – What To Look Out For – What To Do
Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Would Like to Thank Trading Standards Scotland for the Following Information and Advice

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Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)
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Priority Parking Area in Trinity

Trinity Community Council encourages all residents to find out what this may mean for you and to complete the consultation at https://consultprojectcentre.co.uk/parkingph4

You can find out more at the following Virtual Engagement Session Dates

For EAST TRINITY referred to by the consultation as “Newhaven South” i.e. anything to the east of York Road (incl York Rd)    

Monday 23rd August, 1-3pm     OR      Wednesday 25th August, 6-8pm

For WEST TRINITY referred to by the consultation as “Trinity” i.e. everything between Granton Rd and Russell Place.

Tuesday 24th August, 6-8pm    OR      Thursday 26th August, 1-3pm

All sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams. You should not need any additional software to use this beyond your normal internet browser but may prefer to download the MS Teams app.

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Police Scotland Bike Marking Session at Victoria Park on Sunday 8th August.

Police Scotland will be carrying out another bike marking session in Victoria Park this Sunday (8th August) from 1100 to 1400. 

They received a huge response last time round and it will again be first-come-first-served/once they’re gone, they’re gone so early attendance is recommended.


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Water Safety Advice

Water Safety
Water Safety Advice – Stop and Think

The following links and attached leaflet contain essential advice and information on how to stay safe around our coastline, waterways and inland waters.
Please share as appropriate with family, friends and neighbours.

https://www.watersafetyscotland.org.uk/information/
https://www.watersafetyscotland.org.uk/campaigns/reservoir-safety/
https://rnli.org/safety/know-the-risks/rip-currents

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Willie Clark (NHWN, National Co – ordinator, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)
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