GETTING TESTED

If you or someone within your bubble are feeling unwell or have any one of the COVID-19 symptoms please contact your GP.

You can also call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. This is free and you can call any time, it is open all day every day. Someone will talk with you about your symptoms and arrange for you to be assessed.

Click the button below to find a full list of Aotearoa testing stations.

COVID TESTING STATIONS

HOW TESTING WORKS

The most common way of testing for COVID-19 is to swab the back of your nose. A swab is like a small cotton-bud but with a longer stick. That sample goes to a lab to be analysed. Another way is to swab the back of your throat and nose.

When you are tested you will be told when and how to expect your results. Whether you test positive or negative, you will be notified about your results. Your medical professional will advise you on whether you need to self-isolate while awaiting the test result. You should always stay home if you are feeling unwell.

If you are tested, you should follow the advice you’re given about what to do next.