Community enhanced surveillance swabbing


Thank you for agreeing to take part in the Enhanced Surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland programme. We recommend that you watch this video in full before taking the swab.

Due to the increasing demand for community enhanced surveillance swabbing Public Health Scotland (PHS) has introduced an additional type of swabbing kit. 

Some instructions, including those on the video may refer to a long tube with a blue lid and a small bottle of pink liquid. You may however be provided with a kit which contains both the swab and the bottle of pink liquid in a tube with a red lid within the same package. Both have the same test accuracy and the process for taking the swab is the same is exactly the same for each of these swabs.

transcript of the video is also available.