Wednesday 9 March 2022Media release3 minutes to read
11 April 2022: Please note that the location and hours of this RATs Collection Centre has now changed, please see our RATs collection page for the latest information.
A new community Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) pick up point has opened today at Factory Drive off Iport Drive in the IPort industrial area, in Rolleston.
The current hours of operation are 2pm-6pm Monday to Friday only. *These hours may be subject to change at short notice
“Following a successful soft launch this morning, we are confident that the processes we have in place will make this an easy, quick, pick up point,” says Tracey Maisey, ECC Incident Controller, Canterbury DHB.
“Thank you to the Selwyn District Council for providing this site and continued support. We are continuing to work through the roll out of RAT collection sites.”
Selwyn District Mayor Sam Broughton says that Selwyn District Council is happy to help by providing a Selwyn site which will make it much easier for locals to collect their tests.
“Managing the current Omicron outbreak is a joint effort and it’s great that we can work with the District Health Board to help support our community.”
To help speed things up at all our RAT collection sites please remember to place your order for RATs before heading to a collection site – and have your order number at the ready.
The full list of Community Collection Centres for RATs in Canterbury is on our COVID-19 tests page.
As staffing resources allow, further RAT Collection sites will be set up in other areas. Please check Healthpoint and the Canterbury DHB website for the latest information on sites and opening times, as they will change over time.
Note that you may need to wait if it’s busy. Our staff are doing their very best to provide RATs to everyone who needs them as quickly as possible. They deserve respect and kindness while they do their work.
REMEMBER TO REPORT ALL YOUR RAT RESULTS
It’s important that you report every RAT result – negative and positive – on My Covid Record website: https://mycovidrecord.health.nz/ as this helps the Ministry of Health understand the size and trends of the outbreak.
If you need a hand or would prefer to record your result over the phone, you can call 0800 222 478. Parents and caregivers can report the results for tamariki/children via the 0800 numbers. You can ask questions about the process of recording your results by emailing email@example.com
The Ministry of Health has produced a video which outlines the process.
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