Public Health Mobile Unit to provide drop-in COVID-19 testing in communities in Central Zone

Public Health’s mobile unit will be offering community-based testing this week at various locations in Central Zone. In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health’s mobile units provide easier access to testing.

Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic) continues to be one of the main tools that has helped limit COVID-19 spread in Nova Scotia. However, 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 drop-in at the following locations:

Tantallon Public Library (3646 Hammonds Plains Rd, Upper Tantallon) on Monday, June 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Halifax North Memorial Library (2285 Gottingen St, Halifax) on Monday, June 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.

Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available at

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