THE drive-through coronavirus testing facility at Parklea will continue to operate every second day 'for the foreseeable future'.

Council bosses revealed the decision, alongside plans to maintain the availability of PCR testing at the walk-in facility at Crawfurdsburn until at least the end of September.

Asymptomatic testing will also continue at Boglestone Community Centre while kits for testing at home are now also available at the majority of community pharmacies in Inverclyde, as well as from Boglestone and Crawfurdsburn.

Officials say testing has been a vital tool in helping to keep the pandemic under control in the district.

A report said: "It is undoubtedly the case that the testing capacity available was extremely helpful in the initial phase of the current pandemic wave.

"Access to testing is essential to allow positive cases to be identified and limit the spread from undiagnosed cases and asymptomatic contacts and this will be maintained."