Health Advice

Coronavirus (COVID -19)

If you have Coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms, you should get a test. You can find information about the most common symptoms of Covid-19 at NHS Inform – these include:

  • a new, continuous cough
  • a fever or high temperature (37.8C or over)
  • a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

The Scottish Government are continually reviewing testing arrangements, for the most up-to-date guidance, check out their website here. For further information from NHS Inform around different types of tests, follow this link.

NHS Inform have also produced this really handy Self-Assessment Guide to help you determine if you require a Covid-19 test. You can also call 0800 028 2816 (open 8am – 10pm each day) for help with any questions that you have about Covid-19, including testing arrangements.

Across Scotland, there are both drive-through and walk-through testing sites, and you can find the most current list of where all of these are here.

Test and Protect 

Test and Protect is the public health approach being taken in Scotland to attempt to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the community. NHS Inform have put together information and guidance on Test and Protect, which you can find on their website.

COVID Vaccination Clinics

Dalkeith Medical Practice will not be running COVID vaccination clinics 2021/22

All groups will be offered appointments by letter, operated by Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership 

If you have queries concerning the COVID vaccine please visit NHS Inform or call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 8am-8pm