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COVID-19 testing is being stepped up, but only for people with symptoms at this time

Thursday 13 August 2020Canterbury DHB News2 minutes to read

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We have seen a huge increase in demand for testing and we have put on increased testing capacity to help to meet this demand.

Testing is only available for people with symptoms of COVID-19. People without symptoms will not be tested at the moment.

You should contact your GP first if you are unwell and they will likely be able to offer you testing. If this is not available you can attend a testing centre instead.

You will only be tested for COVID-19 at a testing centre – they won’t do a health assessment, so it is important that if you are unwell and need to see a doctor or be assessed, you should contact your GP team as normal.

You do not need a referral to attend a testing centre, you can drive-up or walk-in. Please be aware though that due to high demand, you may have to wait a long time. Please arrive at least half an hour before the facility closes.

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th August
Whānau ora CBAC – 250 Pages Road: 9am-5pm
Orchard Road CBAC – 174 Orchard Road: 9-4pm
Ashburton CBAC – 28 Elizabeth Street, Ashburton (hospital site): 10am-2pm


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