Public Health Mobile Unit announces drop-in COVID-19 testing clinics in Eastern and Northern Zones

The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to Bible Hill and Glace Bay on Monday 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:

• Glace Bay Fire Hall (87 Reserve Street, Glace Bay)
Monday, August 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

• H. Douglas Boyce Village Hall (Village of Bible Hill, 67 Pictou Road, Bible Hill)
Monday, August 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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:
• Unless you have symptoms you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your results, unless 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 your health card with you, if you have one.
• When testing is offered outside, please dress accordingly.

Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be tested regularly for COVID-19 even if you are vaccinated. No vaccine is 100% effective.

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.

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

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