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Public Health Mobile Unit in Sackville and surrounding communities this weekend
In response to the recently announced case of COVID-19 in the Sackville area, Public Health’s mobile unit will be in Sackville on Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28 for community-based COVID-19 testing.
Drop-in* or pre-booked community testing will be available at the Sackville Legion (45 Sackville Cross Rd, Lower Sackville) Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 26-28) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
*Drop-in testing is based on capacity. It is recommended that you pre-book your appointment online.
Important notes when visiting the mobile unit:
- You do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your results, unless you have symptoms or have been directed by Public Health.
- The testing method is standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children up to age 18. 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.
If, in the past 48 hours, you have had or are currently experiencing the following symptoms, you can still get tested at the mobile unit, however, you must book your appointment so our team knows when to expect you. 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):
o sore throat
o runny nose
o shortness of breath
Anyone in Nova Scotia can book an appointment at any of the 28 testing sites across the province by doing a self-assessment online (https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en) or by calling 811.
Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or PEI 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