Public Health Mobile Units to take proactive testing to Liverpool
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
Public Health’s Mobile Units will be offering community-based testing this weekend in Liverpool.
In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health is travelling to communities where there are currently no active cases or potential exposures. This gives Public Health a way of detecting new cases before the virus moves into the community. Public Health’s Mobile Units are able to provide easier access to testing for rural and remote communities or those communities experiencing barriers related to testing elsewhere.
• Public Health’s Mobile Units will be in Liverpool this weekend for testing on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 38 (43 Henry Hensey Dr., Liverpool)
Community members are encouraged to pre-book their testing appointments by filling out the self-assessment form online at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting. If you don't have Internet access please call 811.
Public Health is encouraging anyone not experiencing symptoms to get tested. Testing is available for all ages.
You may get tested at the Mobile Units if you:
• have no symptoms
• are not a close contact of a person with COVID-19, and
• are not isolating because of travel outside of Nova Scotia or P.E.I.
• You do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your results.
• The testing method is standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children up to age 18. Preparation is required for gargle testing (http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/COVID-19/testing#gargle)
• Please bring your health card, if you have one.
• You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
Please do not come to mobile units if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, please book an appointment online by visiting: https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en.
A reminder to Nova Scotians that there are 28 regular COVID-19 testing sites across the province. To find one closest to you visit: https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting. Residents can book an appointment at any testing site across the province.
If, in the past 48 hours you have had, or are currently experiencing the following symptoms, visit: https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to do a self-assessment:
• fever or cough (new or worsening)
• two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
• sore throat
• runny nose
• shortness of breath
Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of Nova Scotia or P.E.I. is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.
All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus
Nova Scotia Health would like to remind media to follow the usual process when requesting access or interviews at both the pop-up (rapid COVID-19 testing sites), or at the Public Health Mobile Unit testing sites.
While these services are out in the community they are still considered health care settings and therefore the same considerations apply.
Journalists are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the media line: 1-844-483-3344 before visiting any COVID-19 testing sites.