Public Health mobile units providing free PCR COVID-19 testing in Pugwash & Elmsdale

The Public Health mobile units are heading to Pugwash and Elmsdale this week 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 also be available for pick-up.

Testing is free and available to anyone who:
• is experiencing symptoms
• has no symptoms (asymptomatic)
• has been at 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 drop-ins at the following locations:

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 (10778 Durham St., Pugwash)
Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
By appointment or drop-in.

Royal Canadian Legion Elmsdale Branch 48 (850 Hwy. 2, Elmsdale)
Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
By appointment or drop-in.

To book a COVID-19 test, please visit 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:

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 have been 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.
• Please dress accordingly when testing is offered outside.

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

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