Public Health Mobile Unit providing PCR COVID-19 testing in North Preston this week

The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in North Preston to offer free PCR testing for COVID-19 to all ages. This includes the swish and gargle test for ages 4 to 18.

Testing is available to anyone who is experiencing symptoms, has no symptoms (asymptomatic), has been to a potential exposure site, or is a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19. 

The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for booked appointments at the following location:

North Preston Community Centre (44 Simmonds Rd.)
Thursday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To book a COVID-19 test, please visit or call 811.

To see all the upcoming Public Health Mobile Unit locations visit:

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.

In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:

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