Public Health Mobile Units providing free PCR COVID-19 testing in Northern and Central Zone

The Public Health Mobile Units are heading to Tatamagouche, Parrsboro and Halifax to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing to all ages. The PCR swish and gargle test will be on site for ages 4 to 18. Rapid antigen take-home tests will be available for pick-up.

Testing is free and 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 Units will be available for booked appointments and/or drop-ins at the following locations:

NORTHERN ZONE

• Tatamagouche Fire Hall (202 Main St., Tatamagouche)
Monday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By appointment or drop-in.

• Parrsboro Fire Hall (252 Willow St., Parrsboro)
Wednesday, November 24, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Drop-in only.

CENTRAL ZONE

• St. Andrew’s Community Centre (3380 Barnstead Ln., Halifax)
Tuesday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By appointment or drop-in.

To book a COVID-19 test, please visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811.

Drop-ins are based on availability.

Please bring your ID and health card if you have one.

To see all the upcoming Public Health Mobile Unit locations visit: https://www.nshealth.ca/visit-covid-19-testing-site

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: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures

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