**** 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.