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Public Health Mobile Unit providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Halifax
The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in Halifax this week to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing to all ages. This includes the swish and gargle test for children and youth aged 4 to 18.
Testing is available to anyone who is experiencing symptoms, has no symptoms (asymptomatic), has been to a potential exposure site, or is a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19.
The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for booked appointments or drop-ins at the following location:
Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To book a COVID-19 test please visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811. Drop-in availability based on availability.
To see all the upcoming Public Health Mobile Unit locations visit: https://www.nshealth.ca/visit-covid-19-testing-site
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 are 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.
- Please dress accordingly when testing is offered outside.
In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures