Sunday 6 March 2022Media release3 minutes to read
A sixth community Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) pick up point opens tomorrow at 11am at the Christchurch Arena. Entry for RATs pick up is only from the Wrights Road entrance to the Arena.
From Tuesday the new Christchurch Arena site will be open 7 days a week from 9am – 3pm until further notice.
It’s important that people who need RATs don’t try to enter the new Christchurch Arena collection centre via Wrights Road. That entrance is only for people coming for vaccinations. You will not be able to access the RAT pick up point from Wrights Road.
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.
Orders can be made via the online system at https://requestrats.covid19.health.nzor by free calling 0800 222 478 to request your RAT tests.
The full list of Community Collection Centres for RATs in Canterbury:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ministry of Health has produced a video which outlines the process.
Page last updated: 29 March 2022
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