Public Health Mobile Unit to offer additional COVID-19 testing in Halifax this weekend

Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be offering community-based COVID-19 testing in Halifax’s North End this weekend to provide additional testing opportunities to the community.

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. Nova Scotians are reminded that even if you have mild symptoms like a sore throat, a runny/congested nose or headache, you should get tested for COVID-19. 

The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for all ages drop-in testing outside the Halifax North Memorial Library (2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax) on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.
  • You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.

Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be tested regularly for COVID-19. If it has been over a week since your last test consider getting tested again, even if you are vaccinated. No vaccine is 100 per cent 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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