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    35 or over? Free Covid-19 testing - even for those with no symptoms

    Kia ora e te whānau, we’re at Level 2, but let’s not get complacent.

    This week, Nelson Marlborough Health are conducting asymptomatic testing for Covid-19, targeting the Māori population of Te Tauihu aged 35 and older.

    This testing is completely voluntary and will happen at Community-Based Assessment Centres across the rohe, from Tuesday May 19 to Sunday, May 24.

    Please watch this video message from Dr Ricki-Lea Aitchison, the GP Registrar and Models of Care Clinical Co-lead for Nelson Marlborough Health, who has more information on the testing programme.

    For more about Dr Aitchison, why testing is even happening and what you need to do if you’d like to get tested, check out the Q&A below.

    He waka eke noa!

    Click to hear from Dr Ricki-Lea Aitchison, GP Registrar and Models of Care Clinical Co-lead for Nelson Marlborough Health.

    When you arrive

    We would appreciate you approaching your nearest community based assessment center (CBAC) s to get swabbed and simply say you are “Māori for asymptomatic testing” when you arrive.

    Locations and operating hours

    Tahunanui, Nelson

    • At the former Suburban Club building, 168 Tahunanui Drive
    • Weekday hours 10am to 5pm
    • Weekend hours 10-4pm

    Toi Toi (Victory), Nelson

    • At Toi Toi (Victory) Square in the porta-cabin on the Toi Toi St side of the square
    • Every day hours 10am to 1pm

    Motueka

    • At the Bridge Club rooms, 32 Tudor Street
    • Weekday hours 10am to 2pm
    • Weekend closed

    Blenheim

    • At the old netball courts off Horton Park, 29b Redwood Street
    • Weekday hours 10am to 3pm
    • Weekend hours 11-2pm

    While the top priority remains the need to get those of our whanau whom have symptoms being swabbed, asymptomatic testing for Maori 35 years or older is being offered to strengthen our approach.  Keep yourself and your whanau safe.

    Richard Liddicoat

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    35 or over? Free Covid-19 testing - even for those with no symptoms