Public Health’s Mobile Unit adds Tantallon and Eastern Passage to their COVID-19 testing locations this week

Public Health’s Mobile Unit are adding Tantallon and Eastern Passage to their growing list of locations for COVID-19 testing this week in efforts to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia. Public Health’s mobile units provide easier access to testing for rural and remote communities or those communities experiencing barriers related to testing elsewhere.

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 Unit will be at the following locations:

Monday, June 28
Tantallon Public Library (3646 Hammonds Plains Road, Upper Tantallon) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Drop-in or pre-booked appointments available. Book your appointment by visiting https://www.nshealth.ca/public-health-mobile-units or call 811.

Tuesday, June 29
Fisherman’s Cove (4 Government Wharf Road, Eastern Passage) from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drop-in ONLY

For all upcoming locations of the Public Health Mobile Unit please visit: https://www.nshealth.ca/public-health-mobile-units

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.
  • 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 over 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.

Please Note: 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 with you 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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