Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


COVID Drive-in Testing Relocating To Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds From Thursday

As COVID community cases rise and demand for COVID-19 tests increase, Hawke’s Bay DHB is relocating its Hastings testing location from Splash Planet to Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds from tomorrow, with options for supervised or collect and go testing.

COVID-19 Senior Responsible Officer Chris Mckenna said drive-in testing centres in Napier and Hastings had distributed about 2000 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits daily, but more space was required in Hastings as the drive-in was shared alongside vaccinations.

“By scaling up our Hastings location by size and resource to cater for testing only, our providers will be better placed to meet ongoing demand.

“There is a steady supply of RAT kits on order and will be providing these at drive-in testing centres to anyone with cold or flu symptoms, no matter how mild, or to anyone who has been identified as a household contact of a positive case.”

The Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds testing site would be open 10am to 2pm daily.

Mrs McKenna said people should not request RAT kits from community collection sites, such as selected pharmacies listed on the Healthpoint website, unless they were critical workers or household contacts of a positive case.

Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 using a RAT needed to record their result in My Covid Record, as well as advise their employer. Those not able to access My Covid Record should call 0800-222-478 to register their positive result and receive advice.

Mrs Mckenna said staying home if unwell and doing the basics right such as wearing a mask, physical distancing and good hand hygiene would all help toward minimising the spread of the virus and protecting others, including the most vulnerable.

A list of all COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites across Hawke’s Bay can be found here.

For full information on COVID-19 Omicron Phase 3 visit www.COVID19.govt.nz

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Sharma Chameleon

Gather round the camp-fire, folks. Let me tell you about the Ice Age era of the fourth Labour government, when mean, sabre-toothed tigers like Richard Prebble ranged at large within the Labour caucus. A being so mean and fierce that - legend has it – he once made Michael Cullen cry. So while Labour MP Dr Gaurav Sharma may (or may not) have suffered cruelly at the hands of his colleagues one thing is clear: former Labour whip Kieran McAnulty is no Richard Prebble. If you can be bullied by the likes of Kieran McAnulty, you might need to have your hand held while you cross the road in the political traffic...


Privacy Commissioner: Public Input Sought To Inform Privacy Rules For Biometrics
Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the use of biometric information in Aotearoa New Zealand... More>>

National: Food Prices Climb Taking Kiwis Backwards
Kiwi families continue to battle runaway food prices, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says... More>>

Transport & Infrastructure: Have Your Say On The Future Of Inter-regional Passenger Rail In New Zealand

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee has opened an inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. The aim of the inquiry is to find out what the future could hold for inter-regional passenger rail... More>>

Government: Creating Sustainable Public Transport For All
Workers and public transport users are at the heart of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>

Government: Tax Break To Boost Long-term Rental Supply
The Government is encouraging more long-term rental options by giving developers tax relief for as long as the homes are held as long-term rentals, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>

National: NZ Migrant Arrivals Hit Lowest Mark Since 1990s
Today’s net migration figures show that Labour has failed to deliver the desperately needed skilled migrants they promised, meaning labour shortages will persist into the future, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says... More>>




InfoPages News Channels