In response to a surge in demand for COVID-19 testing, the ACT Government will open three additional free testing clinics.
Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith said that Canberrans are hearing the message of getting tested, helping ACT Health to monitor COVID-19 in the ACT.
“The ACT has consistently produced strong testing figures, having now recorded more than 34,000 negative tests. More than 1200 tests were conducted yesterday across EPIC Drive-through and Weston Creek.
“With the events occurring in Victoria and the onset of the Influenza season, we will continue to see an upward trend in demand for community testing of COVID-19.
“We know this increase in testing has led to lengthy wait times and we thank everyone for their patience. These additional clinics will help to meet the increase in demand and give Canberrans more options for testing, closer to their homes,” said Minister Stephen-Smith.
The additional COVID-19 testing clinics, operated by Canberra Health Services, are:
COVID-19 Surge Centre
From Saturday 11 July, the COVID-19 Surge Centre located on Garran Oval will operate as a walk-in COVID-19 testing clinic, with a drive through option available from Monday 13 July.
This service will operate from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm seven days a week. No appointment is required.
West Belconnen Child and Family Centre
From Monday 13 July, the West Belconnen Child and Family centre will operate as a walk-in testing clinic. Testing will be available Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. No appointment is required.