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Public Health Mobile Unit provides additional COVID-19 testing in West Hants & HRM
Public Health’s mobile unit will be offering testing in West Hants and HRM this week in an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia. Public Health’s mobile units provide easier access to testing for rural and remote communities experiencing barriers related to testing elsewhere.
Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) is one of the main tools that has helped limit COVID-19 spread in the province. Nova Scotians are reminded even if you have mild symptoms like a sore throat, a runny/congested nose or headache, you should get tested for COVID-19.
The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for drop-in and pre-booked appointments at the following locations:
- Hants Exhibition Arena (221 Wentworth Rd, Windsor)
Thursday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Clayton Park Plaza (70 Lacewood Dr. – Corner of Glenforest & Lacewood):
Friday, June 18 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Community members are encouraged to pre-book their testing appointments by completing the self-assessment online at https://www.nshealth.ca/public-health-mobile-units. If you don’t have access to the internet, call 811.
*Drop-in testing is based on capacity.
Important notes when visiting the mobile unit:
- Unless you have symptoms you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your results, unless directly advised by Public Health to isolate.
- The testing method is standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children and youth. Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions.
- Please bring your health card if you have one.
- You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be regularly tested for COVID-19. If it has been more than a week since your last test consider getting tested again, even if you are vaccinated. No vaccine is 100% effective. As a result, Nova Scotians are encouraged to continue making asymptomatic testing a regular part of their routine.
Please Note: Nova Scotians now have the option to access their results online at c19results.nshealth.ca. To be eligible to view results online, by email, or by auto call, you need to bring a provincial health card or student ID to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive or access test results. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.
Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus
In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures