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Queen’s birthday

Our collection centres will be closed on Monday June 6 for the Queen’s birthday public holiday. We will reopen again on Tuesday June 7.

Easter & ANZAC weekend

> Our collection centres will be closed on the Easter and ANZAC day public holidays.

Collection centre update

Due to staffing issues as a result of the current Omicron outbreak, the following collection rooms are closed until further notice: Cannons Creek and Courtenay Place. The Tawa, Mana and Stokes Valley collection centres also remain closed. All other collection centres are open in the current COVID traffic light status. Please remember: If you have […]

Collection of patient samples from care facilities, medical and specialist centres

Recently there have been a number of occasions when our laboratory couriers have been unable to collect patient samples from care facilities, medical centres and specialist centres.Sometimes the problem is that the facility doors have been locked and no one is available at reception, or the specimen has been put in a fridge somewhere within […]

Test to Travel: new pre-departure service

In preparation for an increase in international travel, the Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG) are making it easier and cheaper for kiwis to secure a pre-departure PCR test. Test to Travel is a new end-to-end service which will provide travellers with digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test, allowing them entry into a multitude of […]

Waitangi day closures

All of our collection centres will be closed on Monday 7 February to observe the Waitangi day public holiday.

Wellington Anniversary Day

All Wellington SCL collection centres will be CLOSED on Wellington Anniversary Day, Monday 24 January. Collection centres usually open on Saturdays will however operate with normal hours on Saturday 22 January.

Festive season opening hours

Our collection centre opening hours over the Christmas / New Year period can be found here.

Use of saliva testing over summer

When the Auckland boundary lifts at 11:59pm Tuesday 14 December, anyone travelling from Auckland who is fully vaccinated will no longer need to show a proof of test, and instead can use their My Vaccine Pass to travel. Unvaccinated workers who are travelling are encouraged to use Rapid Antigen Tests, available from participating pharmacies free of charge, to meet […]