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 […]

Greytown Collection Centre is moving!

From 1 November 2021, the Greytown Collection Centre will be located at a new address: > Five Rivers Medical, 32 Bidwills Cutting Road, Greytown Opening hours and contact information remains the same and can be found here.

Personal travel to/from Level 3 areas – testing update

For updated information on who can travel across alert level boundaries and the testing requirements please refer to the Unite Against COVID-19 website. Personal travel information is available hereBusiness travel information available here. At this time, publicly funded saliva testing is NOT an option for personal travel testing or the education sector. Nasopharyngeal swab testing is available and are […]

COVID-19 Saliva testing

Are you a permitted worker, or employer of permitted workers travelling across alert level boundaries? To find out more about saliva testing click here.

Screening questions – Alert Level 3 & 4

Anyone coming to our collection centres will be screened at the door before entering. Screening is in place to protect all patients and our staff. If you have any of the following, please do not come to the collection centre, stay home and call your GP for advice regarding getting a COVID test. FeverNew coughNew breathlessnessSort throatRunny […]

Alert Level 3 & 4 update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation many of our collection centres are working on reduced hours or are closed. The following Collection Centres are CLOSED: Naenae, Mana and Eastbourne are closed during the current alert level.Tawa and Masterton Medical Centres are temporarily closed.Stokes Valley collection centre is closed until further notice. The following three additional […]

How MIQ saliva testing will work

From the NZ Herald: Regular saliva testing for staff at New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine facilities could be underway in weeks, which aims to strengthen the country’s border against Covid-19. Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG) was awarded a Ministry of Health contract in May to provide virus surveillance testing through saliva samples from staff […]

COVID-19 saliva testing option (border workers only)

Weekly-tested border workers are being given the option of saliva testing to reduce the “discomfort” of regular COVID nasal swabs.  COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said on Wednesday more than 1400 border workers can look forward to the change, which he said came after “extensive due diligence”.  Read the full article here>>

Queen’s birthday hours

Collection Centres that operate on a Saturday will be open on Saturday 5 June. All collection Centres will be closed on Monday 7 June.  All Collection Centres will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday 8 June.  The Wellington SCL Travel Centre is open on Saturday 5 June for booked pred-eparture COVID testing. For further information please visit the Travel […]