More drop-in COVID-19 testing clinics in Central Zone this weekend

The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to locations in Central Zone to continue offering drop-in testing for COIVD-19. Testing is free and available to all ages and all visitors.

In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health Mobile Units provide easier access to testing. Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) is one of the main tools that has helped limit COVID-19 spread in Nova Scotia.

The Public Health Mobile Units will be available for drop-in testing at the following locations:

DeWolf Park, 150 Waterfront Dr., Bedford*
Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park, 2249 Cow Bay Rd., Cow Bay*
Saturday, Aug. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fishermen’s Cove, 4 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage*
Sunday, Aug. 29 from noon to 5 p.m.

Tantallon Public Library, 3646 Hammonds Plains Rd, Upper Tantallon
Monday, Aug. 30 from noon to 5 p.m.

*Outdoor Public Health Mobile Unit testing locations are weather dependent.

To see all the upcoming Public Health Mobile Unit locations visit: https://www.nshealth.ca/visit-covid-19-testing-site

While there are no COVID-19 vaccines available at these testing clinics, Public Health team members are available to support you with booking your next vaccine appointment and can answer any questions you may have.

Important notes when visiting the mobile unit:
You do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your result unless you have symptoms or are directly advised by Public Health to isolate.
The testing method is standard PCR swab or swish and gargle for children and youth. Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions.
Please bring a health card if you have one.
Please dress accordingly when testing is offered outside.

Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be tested regularly for COVID-19. If it has been more than a week since your last test consider getting tested again, even if you are vaccinated. No vaccine is 100% effective. As a result, Nova Scotians are encouraged to continue making testing a regular part of their routine.

Nova Scotians now have the option to access their results online at c19results.nshealth.ca. To be eligible to view results online, by email or by auto call, you need to bring a provincial health card or student ID with you to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive or access test results. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.

Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures

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