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New COVID-19 testing centre opens in Wigram

Wednesday, February 23, 2022   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: disease

Canterbury DHB media release: 21st February 2022

An additional drive-through COVID-19 testing site has been set up in Wigram to help meet high public demand for testing.

The testing site is located at the Old Wigram Fire Station on the corner of Mustang and Sioux Avenues (entrance off Sioux Avenue).

Opening hours initially are from 10am to 3pm seven days a week. Hours will be increased as needed and staff become available. This facility is drive-through only.

Incident Controller for the Canterbury health system’s Omicron outbreak response Tracey Maisey says demand has understandably spiked over the past few days as the number of community cases has risen.

“We’d like to thank the public for their patience in the face of some long waiting times over the past few days - and we’re pleased to be able to respond to that strong demand by opening an additional testing centre.

 “Please continue to be patient and please also remember that we will only test people with symptoms or who have been confirmed as close contacts. We encourage people to continue to step forward to get tested, but only if they meet those criteria.”

Find out more about how and where to get a COVID-19 test in Canterbury.