Did you know that children and youth can get a gargle test at all NSHA COVID testing centres and our mobile units?

The Covid Chronicle

**** NSHA Media Release

Did you know that children and youth can get a gargle test at all NSHA COVID testing centres and our mobile units?

Children or youth between the ages of 4 and 18 years old may be able to have the gargle test if able to:

— swish salty water in the mouth for 5 seconds, then
— gargle with the salty water for 5 seconds, and repeat both steps 2 more times (total time of 30 seconds), then
— spit the salty water into a container

There are steps they need to complete BEFORE having the test. Review this instruction sheet for more details.

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