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 […]

ANZAC day hours

All Wellington SCL collection centres will be closed on Monday 26 April 2021 for the ANZAC day public holiday. Normal opening hours will resume on Tuesday 27 April. NB: The Wellington SCL Travel Centre is open on Anzac Day for pre departure Covid testing. Please visit the website for further information.

Easter Weekend

Please note that all WSCL collection centres will be closed on the public holidays over the Easter period. Collection centres will be closed on Good Friday 2nd April and Easter Monday 5th April. Saturday 3rd April – All usual Saturday collection centres will operate as per normal hours.

Johnsonville Collections Closed on Friday 26 March

Please note that our Johnsonville rooms will be closed for the day on Friday 26th March, this is due to some building work/construction that is being carried out on behalf of the medical centre. The nearest collection rooms will be Lambton Quay or Porirua.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Sahanya’s Questions to Melissa 1. What do you do?I am a chemical pathologist. Chemical pathology (also known as clinical biochemistry) involves the biochemical investigation of body fluids such as blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid. By discovering how and where the body’s chemical reactions have changed, disease can be diagnosed and monitored. 2. What do you […]

Waitangi Day Closures

Please note that all Wellington SCL collection centres are closed on Saturday 6th February and Monday 8th February (Waitangi Day) 2021.