Public Health Mobile Unit to provide additional COVID-19 testing in HRM and CBRM this week

Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be offering additional testing in HRM and CBRM this week. 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 Unit will be available for drop-in and pre-booked appointments at the following locations:

  • LWF Community Hall (843 Fall River Road, Fall River) Tuesday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Spanish River Community Centre (1842 Kings Road, Sydney) Tuesday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Holy Family Church (905 Main Street, Sydney Mines) Wednesday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Community members are encouraged to pre-book their testing appointments by completing the self-assessment online at https://www.nshealth.ca/public-health-mobile-units. If you don’t have access to the internet, call 811.

*Drop-in testing is based on capacity.

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% effective. As a result, Nova Scotians are encouraged to continue making asymptomatic testing a regular part of their routine.

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