25/06/2020 9:13:03 a.m.

Thursday 25 June 2020 


The Rotorua swabbing clinic at the Rotorua Events Centre is closing at noon on Friday (26 June) and will reopen Saturday morning at a new site – the former Holmes Packaging site on 2 Vaughan Road, Rotorua. Click here to see the map of the new location.

The new swabbing clinic location will be open for business at 9am on Saturday 27 June, and will be open both days of the weekend from 9am to 12 noon.

The Vaughan Road swabbing centre will operate as a drive-through facility, as happened at the Energy Events Centre, so people are asked to following the signage and the traffic cones and observe all staff requests.

Entry to the swabbing clinic will be off Vaughan Road, and exit on to Te Ngae Road as per the map. Numbers of tests have increased in the past week, so people need to be patient.

Currently the general weekday opening for the Rotorua testing centre is 9am-4pm, and 9am-12noon Saturday and Sunday.

The Taupō testing centre at the AC Baths is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-3pm, and is closed at the weekends.


WHAT: Venue for Rotorua swabbing clinic changes from the end of this week.

WHEN: Current testing clinic at Energy Events Centre will close at 12noon Friday 26 June to allow time to shift.

WHERE: The NEW Rotorua swabbing clinic will be located at the former Holmes Packing site, 2 Vaughan Road, from Saturday 27 June, opening at 9am.

OPENING TIMES: The Vaughan Road swabbing clinic will be open Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm. Weekend opening times are 9am-12noon Saturday and Sunday.

WHO should get a test: If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should be tested and can drop into the Rotorua swabbing clinic.

If you need advice ring the Healthline 0800 358 5453 number.

WHAT’S NEEDED TO GET TESTED: The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to common illnesses such as a cold or influenza and may be one or more of the following: cough, a high temperature, shortness of breath, sore throat, sneezing and runny nose, temporary loss of smell.