Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

How to get assessed or tested over the Queen’s Birthday weekend: 30 May to 1 June


While COVID-19 is not currently prevalent in our communities, we still need to know that your cold and flu symptoms are not COVID-19 symptoms.

If you have any symptoms, please get assessed and tested at a community-based assessment centre (CBAC) or by your GP (doctor). It’s also important that you stay home, away from work, school and public places, if you are unwell.

Where to get assessed or tested over the Queen’s Birthday weekend: 30 May to 1 June
The Tahunanui, Toi Toi, Motueka and Blenheim CBACs will be closed over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, but if it’s urgent you can be assessed and tested for free:

  • at the Medical and Injury Centre (after-hours GP) in Nelson
  • at the Urgent Care Centre in Blenheim 
  • via the on-call GP in Motueka (phone 03 528 8866 or 03 528 8358)

You can also phone 0800 358 5453 for free medical advice, and do not hesitate to phone 111 or go to a hospital emergency department in an emergency.

CBACs will be open again on Tuesday 2 June.

How much longer will CBACs be open for?
CBACs will continue to be available for the foreseeable future, but the hours may change if the situation changes locally, and when the Government issues new directions for testing to district health boards.

Please keep an eye on this website for the most up-to-date information about CBAC operating hours.

 

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