Public Health Mobile Units continue COVID-19 testing in Cape Breton

Public Health is adding Whitney Pier to its list of COVID-19 testing locations it will visit over the coming days in Cape Breton.

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) is one of the main tools that has helped limit the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

The Public Health mobile units will be available for drop-in and pre-booked appointments at the following locations:

Holy Family Church (905 Main St., Sydney Mines)
Thursday, June 24 & Friday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open Hearth Park (190 Ferry St., Sydney)
Monday, June 28 & Tuesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*NEW LOCATION* Whitney Pier Legion Branch 128 (836 Victoria Rd., Sydney)
Wednesday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Community members are encouraged to pre-book their testing appointments by completing the self-assessment tool online at 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:
You do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your results unless you have symptoms or are advised by Public Health to do so.
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 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 more than 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

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