People seeking community Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) in Ashburton can now pick them up daily from the community testing centre at 48 South Street.
However a Canterbury District Health Board spokesperson said it was important people who needed RATs remembered to place an order for them, before heading to a collection site, and to have the order number ready.
Orders can be made via the online system at requestrats.covid19.health.nz/ or by calling 0800 222 478.
The centre will remain open from 9am to 3pm each day.
“RATs are free for people with Covid-19 symptoms or who are a household contact or who been instructed to get tested.
“It’s important that you report every RAT result negative and positive – on My Covid Record website at www.mycovidrecord.health.nz/ as this helps the Ministry of Health understand the size and trends of the outbreak.”
If you need a hand or would prefer to record your result over the phone, call 0800 222 478.