Public Health Mobile Units offering additional COVID-19 testing in HRM and West Hants
The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering COVID-19 testing in HRM and West Hants this week. Testing is free and available to all ages.
In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health Mobile Units provide easier access to testing. 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 Units will be available for drop-in and pre-booked appointments at the following locations:
Stella Maris Parish (6 St. Michaels Ave., Halifax)
Friday, July 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lawrencetown Community Centre (3657 Lawrencetown Rd.)
Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hants Exhibition Arena (221 Wentworth Rd., Windsor)
Sunday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 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:
You do not need to self-isolate while you await your results unless you have symptoms or are 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 if you have one.
When testing is offered outside, please dress accordingly.
Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be regularly tested 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 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 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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