A mobile testing facility has been set up in Ayrshire as health bosses prepare for the Coronavirus.

A message was sent to NHS staff looking for anyone available who could assist with shifts with the mobile testing unit for Coronavirus 

The message, seen by the Ayrshire Weekly Press, confirms the unit to be at Crosshouse Hospital.

The Scottish Government previously confirmed testing arrangements for coronavirus are being expanded across Scotland with health boards implementing a range of different methods for people in their areas to access coronavirus testing.

This ranges from testing in contained areas at local health centres, to community testing in the home, and ‘drive-through’ testing in some areas.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran's Medical Director Crawford McGuffie said: "Testing at University Hospital Crosshouse is being carried out in a contained environment, separate to the rest of the hospital.

"We are also currently developing a home testing model that is to be used if and when necessary, to test people within their own homes if they are unable to safely reach the hospital.

"Additionally, we are looking at options for ‘drive-through’ testing, as is being carried out in other health board areas around Scotland and the UK."

Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood said: “Our priority is to ensure testing facilities are available across Scotland, so we have asked health boards to explore options for people in their area depending on their needs. Methods of testing will be different depending on factors like population and geography.

“Scotland is well-prepared to deal with coronavirus. We need the public to help contain spread by keeping themselves informed of the latest health and travel advice, and taking basic hygiene precautions such as hand-washing, not touching their face and covering their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and binning the tissue straight away."