A long line for rapid testing is a good sign for public health. THE COAST
A long line for rapid testing is a good sign for public health. THE COAST

Where to get a rapid COVID-19 test this weekend (May 1-2)

Note: This article is old. For more current info, read our latest 'Where to Get Tested' article.

On Friday, the Nova Scotia government paused booked PCR tests for most Nova Scotians. This weekend, the only tests available (unless you're a close contact or possible exposure) are rapid or pop-up tests. To get a rapid test you must be over the age of 16 and have no symptoms, recent travel or possible exposure to COVID-19.

Here's where the rapid-testing sites will be. When you go, dress for the weather, anticipate a long wait and don't forget your mask!

Saturday, May 1

  • East Dartmouth Community Centre, 50 Caledonia Road, 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Cineplex Bridgewater, 349 Lahave Street, noon to 7pm
  • Centre 200, 481 George Street, Sydney, 10am to 4pm
Additional walk-in clinic (does not offer rapid results):
  • Membertou Entertainment Centre, 11 Chief Ben Christmas Awti’j, Membertou, 9am to 9pm, available via walk-in or by appointment

Sunday, May 2

  • John Martin School, 7 Brule Street, Dartmouth, noon to 6pm
  • Cineplex Bridgewater, 349 Lahave St, noon to 6pm
Additional walk-in clinics (does not offer rapid results):
  • Membertou Entertainment Centre, 11 Chief Ben Christmas Awti’j, Membertou, 9am to 9pm, available via walk-in or by appointment

This list will be updated as more dates and locations are released on the NSHA website.
 

About The Author

Victoria Walton

Victoria has been a full-time reporter with The Coast since April 2020, covering such topics as COVID-19, small business and politics. Originally from the Annapolis Valley, she graduated from the University of King’s College School of Journalism in 2017.

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