Renfrewshire Council

Coronavirus testing

Where you can get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test if you do have symptoms, how to get a free home testing kit, financial support if you have to self-isolate.


COVID-19 testing for people with symptoms

Check your symptoms for coronavirus (COVID-19) on the NHS Inform website.

If you have symptoms, you must:

You can choose to get tested at any site, but the nearest two in Renfrewshire are:

Glasgow Airport

This is a drive-through-only test centre.

You must book an appointment before you go to the testing centre.

Bridge Street car park, Paisley

This is a walk-through centre, designed to be easy to reach for people without cars or their own transport. 

You must book an appointment before you go to the testing centre.

The centre remains open and access is available during the Spree Festival.

If you or someone in your household has symptoms or tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), you and your household must:


Get a free COVID-19 home testing kit if you have no symptoms

You can do a free, fast test for coronavirus (COVID-19) at home if you:

  • don't have any symptoms
  • live in Scotland
  • have not been told to self-isolate.

You can pick up a home testing kit from:

  • the Glasgow Airport community testing site (drive-through only)
  • Bridge Street in Paisley (walk-in only)

Or you can order a home testing kit online on gov.uk, which is delivered to you by post.  

You can find out more about coronavirus testing if you have no symptoms on the gov.scot website. 

If you or someone in your household tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), you must follow the NHS guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection


Financial support for self-isolation  

If you need to self-isolate, you may be eligible for a £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant if you need financial help while you are self-isolating.

If you need extra support and cannot get this from friends or family, phone the National Assistance Helpline (0800 111 4000) or textphone (0800 111 4114), open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.  

There are more ways to get support for you or someone you know through Ready Scotland.