COVID testing this Saturday 12 September at Te Rau Aroha carpark, Whakarewarewa
10/09/2020 8:42:31 a.m.

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Pop up COVID testing this Saturday 19 September at Punawhakareia Marae, Rotoiti
10am - 12noon

People working in the areas of hospitality, travel (bus and taxi drivers), tourism and motel/hotel accommodation are all encouraged to be tested.

If you work in these sectors you do not have to have symptoms of respiratory illness to get a test, and are encouraged to make time to have one. No need for an appointment, just pop in anytime between 10am and 12pm on Saturday to be tested, or to our community testing stations between 9am and 4pm. This is part of our planned surveillance programme.

As with previous pop-up testing centres we will also be offering flu vaccinations and throat swabs, along with COVID testing.

Lakes DHB has other community pop-up testing centres planned and will advertise them once they are confirmed.  

The community testing centres at Rotorua and Taupō are currently not open at the weekend.
Rotorua – 2 Vaughan Road, Rotorua
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Taupo – 79 Miro Street, Taupo
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

People in the Lakes DHB area are at Alert Level 2.  The key messages for Alert Level 2 are:
• keep your distance from other people in public
• wash your hands
• sneeze and cough into your elbow
• keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
• wear a mask if you can.

If you're unwell
• If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
• If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested, or go along to the testing centres.
• If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.