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COVID-19

 

How to access COVID-19 testing in Southern 

Residents and visitors to Southern can access COVID-19 testing by calling  0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719).

You can also contact your own family doctor for advice and testing.

Testing is FREE. 

0800 VIRUS 19 Call Centre Hours of Operation

8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
8.30am to 4pm, Weekends and Holidays

COVID-19 Testing - No appointment required

Dunedin
Dunedin Covid Community Testing Centre

Drive Through/Walk In - No Appointment Required

11am to 7pm, seven days a week. 
5 Malcolm Street
Dunedin

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Te Kāika Testing Centre 

Drive Through/Walk In - No Appointment Required
9am to 4pm, seven days a week
Victoria Road (car park next to the ice rink)
Dunedin

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Invercargill
Invercargill Awarua Whānau Services and WellSouth Covid Community Testing Centre

Drive Through/Walk In - No Appointment Required

11am to 5pm 
Newfield Tavern, Invercargill
Car park at the rear, entrance off Regent Street 
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Queenstown

Engage Safety Covid-19 Testing Centre

Drive Through/Walk In - No Appointment Required
9am to 7pm

18 Glenda Avenue, Frankton
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Te Kāika Testing Centre
Drive Through/Walk In - No Appointment Required
11am to 6pm
Pin Oak Ave, Frankton
0800 847 862

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COVID-19 testing is also provided by general practices and designated general practices in Southern.

Dunedin and South Otago - https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/dunedin-south-otago/

Queenstown Lakes district - https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/central-lakes/

Invercargill, Gore &Southland - https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/southland/

Oamaru/Waitaki - https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/waitaki/


When to get tested

Testing is available (and free) for anyone meeting Ministry of Health criteria for Covid-19 testing, including:
- Those with cold and flu-like symptoms – for details of the symptoms see About COVID-19

- Anyone who has been at a location of interest at the relevant time - see COVID-19: Contact tracing locations of interest

- Anyone identified as a contact by a contact tracing team.

You should stay home (or at your accommodation) until a negative result is returned and you are symptom free. 

If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it. It will help us ensure we don’t have community transmission, and help keep your friends, family and whānau safe.

Notification to Public Health of High Incidence of Suspicion (HIS) of COVID-19

A reminder that any patients referred with a high incidence of suspicion of COVID-19 must be notified to the Medical Officer of Health on call via the Dunedin Hospital switchboard on 03 474 0999.

Pre-departure COVID-19 tests

Unvaccinated domestic passengers will have to have a negative Covid test within 72 hours of travel.  

Some countries require you to have a negative COVID-19 test before travel. You will need to pay for a test if it is for the purpose of entering another country. More information see  Pre-departure COVID-19 Tests 

 

 

 

Ministry of Health NZ

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COVID-19 Government Website