15 Aug 2020

Four testing centres in eastern Bay of Plenty

12:14 pm on 15 August 2020

Eastern Bay of Plenty residents experiencing Covid-19 symptoms are urged call Healthline or visit one of four testing sites this weekend.

A health worker conducts a COVID-19 test in a drive through Community Based Assessment Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, on August 14, 2020.

Covid-19 testing. (file photo) Photo: AFP

There are four Covid-19 testing centres open across the Eastern Bay of Plenty on Saturday and Sunday.

These are as follows:

Saturday 15 August

  • 10am-2pm Whakatāne War Memorial Hall
  • 10am-2pm Murupara, Koromiko Street
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    Sunday 16 August

    • 10am-2pm Whakatāne War Memorial Hall
    • 10am-2pm Kawerau Ron Hardie Rec Centre

    Dr Rachel Shouler, of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Health Alliance (EBPHA) said: "If you have symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, sore throat or mild fever, please ring Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice, or attend the War Memorial Hall CBAC (Community Based Assessment Centre) on Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm to see the EBPHA team."

    "Te Puna Ora O Mataatua (TPOOM) is also operating a CBAC service at the Ron Hardie centre in Kawerau on Sunday 10am-2pm," Dr Shouler said.

    "Residents of Opotiki who feel unwell over the weekend should ring Healthline, or the Opotiki Medical Hub on 07 315 8500.

    "The team will ask you a few questions, and decide whether you need a COVID-19 test or not. This is a nurse-led service, there is no doctor available at the CBAC."

    "If you feel very unwell and need to see a doctor, either attend Whakatāne Hospital Emergency Department, ring Healthline (if non-urgent) or ring 111 (if urgent)."

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